A MEMBER of the displaced victim of April flood has appealed to responsible leaders to intervene and sort out the ongoing land dispute at April Hill in East Honiara.
Speaking to the Solomon Star, a 63 year old man who wants to remain anonymous due to security reasons claimed the conflict over landownership at April Hill is getting out of hand.
He said, the issue of land dispute is between the initial settlers of the area, who use to cultivate the land and the flood victims who were relocated there after their homes were destroyed by the 2014 April flood.
“The situation is getting serious, as women from both sides of the group are confronting each others with exchanging words and swearing.”
The concerned man who lost his daughter and three grandchildren during the April flood said, he cannot bear the tense situation.
“I lost four loved ones in my family, which I’m still mourning for everyday is unbearable for me and this land dispute issues further puts me into misery,” the old man said.
The elderly man is a member of the flood victim committee and felt it is part of his role to call out to the responsible leaders and authorities who resettled them at to intervene into land issues there.
“We want those who puts us here to sort out landownership matters legally, so that displaced flood victims can settle without fear and disturbance from any land conflicts that may happen,” he said.
“If our leaders continue to ignore our call to intervene then this problem will result in violence and physical confrontation soon.”
By AATAI JOHN