Mewa says new development is good for tourism in Nende
MP for Temotu Nende Commins Mewa says a large building he’s putting up in the interior of Santa Cruz Island, which amongst others, house a night club,will boost tourism in his constituency.
He was responding to earlier critics in the mainstream and social media about the new building he’s building near Noipe.
Criticism reaching this paper claimed Mr Mewa is disrespecting the Christian communities of Santa Cruz by establishing a night club close to them.
But Mr Mewa said that businesses like night clubs and liquor bar will bring in money and most significantly, job opportunities for people.
He added some religious people were concern about the development, but he held the view that church should concentrate on its work, while development to enhance income generating activities and provide employment for the locals must continue.
Mr Mewa said the 40-metre long building will accommodate demand from visitors visiting Santa Cruz.
“People have to think outside of the box, in order for them to make a difference in their lives,” the MP said.
“Myplan to construct this large building in the interior of the island is a move to boost business activities, by attracting tourists into the constituency.
“Provision of services like accommodation, pub and a night club is a way of bringing in development, since cash flow activities will be attracted to the services provided.”
He added that tourists are looking for recreation and leisure activities, therefore having a taste of beer with the flavour of music will definitely attract more visitors to stop over and spend their money.
He also revealed the building’s ground floor will be a multipurpose hall where huge gatherings like church fellowship, wedding, workshop trainings or any large activities could be held.
Mr Mewa added upstairs will be provided with rooms for tourists, as well as a drinking bar, where entertaining games like snooker and dart board can be played.
Furthermore, he stressed that it is time people cooperate and support development in the constituency, adding that his newly constructed building will certainly bring in more tourists and paves the way for further development in the interior of the island.
By AATAI JOHN