THE Malaita Provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani has denied allegations that the MARA government promised $20,000 and shell money for MPAs who remain with the MARA government.
According to allegations spread by MPAs who resigned from MARA, on the night of Friday 17th September, the Malaita provincial minister of finance was driving to see the MPA for ward 28 to who was supposed to resign with another two MPAs.
The allegation has it that the message he brought to the MPA was:
“Please stay with MARA because we will reconcile with the 9 MPA who moved last October 2020 with 2 shell money and $20,000.00 each.”
“This money was assured from our friends who supported our premier’s medical trip.”
“This assurance made the ward 28 to delay his resignation,” the claims stated.
They also claimed that the $20,000.00 assurance is real for each MARA member.
“It will be disbursed to them soon. Ward 8 and 9 who were currently in are already aware of this special gift certainly from ROC (Taiwan),” the group further claimed.
They also said in comparison to the alleged amount of $10,000.00 that they received, $20,000.00 and two shell money is greater.
However, responding to this allegation, Premier Suidani out rightly denied the claims.
“This is clearly a story created from thin air. The story did not make any sense at all.”
He also called on whoever is spreading the allegations to refrain from confusing the public with his intentions.
In the meantime, those MPA with names mentioned in the allegation told Solomon Star Auki that the allegation is news to them.
“We are unaware of the story,” they stated.
By WILSON SAENI
Auki News Bureau