Malaitans are urged to come out and vote in next month’s provincial election.
Caretaker premier Edwin Suibaea made the call as the province prepares to go to the polls on December 10.
“Malaita Province needs quality leaders,” Suibaea said.
“Please come out and choose wisely so that our province could have the right leaders,” he added.
Suibaea said the outgoing provincial assembly consisted of a lot of leaders who hardly say a word during important debates.
“My administration also found it difficult to address pressing issues because assembly members hardly attend meetings.
“This had seriously affected the administration of the province.”
Suibaea said only a few members had the ability to speak out and debate constructively.
“These are the leaders people should vote so that they could contribute meaningfully to the affairs of the province,” he said.
He added the future of the province is at stake so voters must choose wisely.
Up to 265 candidates will contest the 33 wards during the provincial election.
The province will use the same voter registry used during the November 19 general elections.