President of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Dausabea says, MMF will remain supportive towards Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s commitment to fulfill major projects earmarked for Malaita Province.
Mr Dausabea said, MMF wish to reaffirm its position they will continue to support DCC for the sole reason that the reigning government is prioritizing national projects currently progressing in the island.
“People were questioning our silence when DCCG came into power, but I have stated clear in our previous press conference on January this year that MMF has given six months for the government to position itself before we could comment on their performance,” president of MMF stated.
“Politically DCC is in office for seven months but financially they are there for only three months, since the budget was passed on the end of April and its implementation started on June, which is two months away,” he added.
Mr Dausabea further stated Malaitan MPs who were part of the Lilo government should not criticize DCC for their efforts to push Malaita projects forward, rather support this Sogavare-led government to ensure that development of these projects reaches some stages.
MMF president also said MP for East Kwara’ae Manasseh Maelanga should not question the government’s attempts to get things done in Malaita, because during his term in office as the deputy Prime Minister of the NACRA government he failed to address any of the major projects in the province.
“I call on all Malaitan leaders to stop criticizing DCC but support them because development in Malaita is for the good of our people and the province, where employment opportunities could be reached at our door-step to avoid mass rural-urban drift to Honiara,” he said.
He added criminal activities is increasing in town among unemployed youths, hence to address this problem leaders must support DCC to build the province so that young population could engage in economic activities that has productive meaning for the future of the people and the country.
By AATAI JOHN