Dear Editor – I read with great happiness seeing Solomon Star’s issue on Tuesday 14 October, that Sulufou Community finally received 11 (500 litres) of water tanks. They are part of a project from Malaita Rural Development Project (RDP).
Thank you RDP for recognising the need to assist the livelihood of Sulufou islanders.
For those not aware, Sulufou is the largest manmade island in the Lau Lagoon. It is large in population and size.
The sad thing to see is that the women, men and children paddle everyday to get water from the mainland for water (drinking, cooking and shower).
Whether in cyclone or good weather, it is a must to fetch water. There is no water supply on the island, only salt water around them. Such livelihood projects are very important for survival and sad to see that even the outgoing MP for Baegu Asifola Hon David Tome did not even see that.
Not a single water tank did he donate, sad! Even the neighbouring Fouia Village received the same project of water tanks 2 years ago because they too did not have a water supply.
I heard that the Hon Tome whispered to the villagers that it was him who donated the tanks. Thank you Sulufou committee members for highlighting in the media who paid for your tanks at these critical campaigning times so that neither the Honourable member nor campaigning candidates save liar lo umi.
People of Baegu Asifola, please choose well in next month’s election. Choose a leader who can support us with community projects like water supply, clinics, and schools, projects to increase money for our children’s future.
Do not choose candidates you give you money today and gone tomorrow. You are looking at your need today and not your future.
If they build better schools for our children, our children will have better jobs therefore will have good money to support us and they will not run to future member of parliaments for fare lo ship or seleni for school fee.
Building good clinics, we will not rush to Honiara or Kilufi if get sick. If the projects you receive today to build a canteen or plant cocoa plantation, you and your children will not rush to MP for schools fees etc because you garem stake seleni more than the MP.
I am not campaigning for anyone but asking our good people to choose wisely candidates with good visions for our constituency.
If you see a candidate only dishing money and no good vision and plans, he is only after the RCDF for his own pocket and using us to get there with the small $200 per house!