Dear Editor – I’m overwhelmed and really want to salute the MP for Gizo/ Kolombangara for such a great call to assist the Gilbertese.
This group of people must be properly and well treated by indigenous Solomon Islanders. They do also contribute to our economic growth in one way or the other. Thus they deserve recognition from our future leaders.
These remarks or comments came at the very end just in time before the parliament dissolves, WHY? That I will leave it to you to fathom the hypocrisy of the statement, as we venture closer to next nail baiting election.
To me this call does also come as a surprise. It makes me wonder if this group only migrated to Solomon Islands last year.
You may interrupt me and say; Gilbertese actually resided in Solomon for many decades, to date.
But, how does the MP for Gizo/Kolombangara weren’t aware of their presence in his very own constituency?
As matter of fact, I can see the urgency and the pressure that MP Gizo/ Kolombangara felt in a prospect of losing his parliament seat.
Is this not the same group that this MP has over-looked during his threeterms as MP for Gizo/ Kolombangara?
What happened to the disaster assistance for the Gilbertese at Gizo who suffered the 2007 tsunami? They still leave in make shift camps or temporary shelters.
Mr Lilo, don’t try to repaint your image if you already do harm to the very people you’re talking about and try to regain their support.
People are not machines or robots that you can direct or control. They have feeling, senses and powerful minds that can make decisions. If you do well with them, they’ll do well with you.
However, it is good that you highlighted your shortfall as a MP for Gizo/Kolombangara, whose constituency harbours a lot of Gilbertese. Thus, whoever elected as anew MP for Gizo/ Kolombangara must take full consideration and provide assistance, as well as recognition of this group.
Finally, the only message to Gilbertese live within Gizo/ Kolombangara constituency to choose wisely and elect somebody who can recognise and represent your voice in the parliament and not somebody who will continue to overlooked you, even though you leave beneath his or her nose.
When think of your MP, think of your voice and your future.