The development of the proposed new national Sports Stadium is everyone’s business to see it through right to the end, according to the National Sports Council (NSC) Chief Executive Officer, David Firisua.
Firisua said the council has faced a difficult time to commence work on the proposed site since the settlers refused to move out of the land.
He said the problem NSC faces with settlers there is not a problem for the two parties alone, but one that requires the assistances of various authorities and everyone in order for work to commence.
He expressed disappointment with the Ministry of Lands, the Honiara City Council and police for ‘doing very little to get the issue sorted”.
“If we all can work together, the council believes work can progress.
“The NSC alone cannot deal with this; we need all responsible authorities to work together since the stadium is for the country and not only the NSC.”
Firisua said the NSC had been trying its best to sort out the issue but without the help of those groups, nothing will materialize.
“Recently, we reported a case where a building was constructed in the middle of the land after the NSC acquired the perpetual title but nothing was done.”
He stressed the NSC will not give up but will continue to push for a workable approach to get the project rolling.
Firisua said that the NSC is yet to hold its first meeting for this year.
He said the Burns Creek land for the stadium will be one of the major issues.
By CARLOS ARUAFU