Government has been called on to inform the nation on its new proposed approach to be undertaken to implement the national projects on Malaita Province.
The Opposition Group made this call after the Government has failed last year to progress on national projects in Malaita namely Auluta Palm Oil Project, Waisisi Palm Oil Project, Bina Harbor Industrial Township Project, Suava Tuna Canning Project and Wairokai International sea port.
The Opposition recalled that in a press statement from the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) on 8th November 2015, the Prime Minister himself has admitted that his government has taken a wrong approach and that “the “government may have been talking to the wrong people”.
In the OPMC statement, the Prime Minister made an assurance that his government will review its strategy towards implementing the national projects in the Province.
The same sentiments were also shared by the Finance Minister in the media on December 4th 2015 with the Government proposing to review the approach and progress investments in Suava Bay and Bina Harbor.
“Therefore, it is only right for the Prime Minister and the responsible ministry to inform this nation of their proposed new approach. The Opposition believes the people of Malaita and the country as a whole have the right to be informed of the Government’s new strategy on how it will be done and when,” it said.
The Opposition Group reminded the Government that these projects are significant national projects and must not continue to be used as political propaganda.
“Whilst the Opposition welcomes the idea of revisiting the failed approach by the DCCG, the Opposition would also like to see a clear policy direction for the earmarked projects, and not just an unrealistic wish list that only raises too much expectation from the people,” it said.
The statement adds that the Prime Minister must live up to his promises for Malaita given that a lot of the promises to the people for this 2015 have been nothing but sweet talk.