Dear Editor – As a chief from small Malaita and chairman of the Aulutalau council of chiefs, I wish to support the Malaita Masina Forum’s call for the government not to give any responsibility to our MP Rick Hou and Shadrach Fanega.
The government must take heed of Malaita Masina Forum’s call because the allegations against Mr Hou and Mr Fanega are very serious.
Accordingly the speaker of the national parliament must remove Mr Hou from the position of chairmanship of the public accounts parliamentary standing committee and the prime minister must ensure that Mr Fanega is set aside as a permanent secretary.
I ask the responsible authorities to do the right thing by removing the two men from their respective positions until such time their names are cleared.
Chief Gabriel Watepo
Aulutalau Council of Chiefs