FRUSTRATED government workers who provided security in Honiara during the so-called ethnic tension twenty years ago are threatening to boycott the official opening of the 2023 Pacific Games unless they are formally informed of the status of their claims.
The boycott threat was one of two resolutions members representing the group passed in their meeting at the Rove Children’s Park in west Honiara yesterday.
The group,estimated to number about 600 men and women consists of former police officers, special constables, members of the Correctional Services and marine officers.
Their second resolution is on the extension of the life of the 11th Parliament.
“If the proposed four (4) years’ life is extended to five (5) years then we will not render our support to the government,” the second resolution said.
“Tell the government we are frustrated. For twenty years we have waited patiently but the government keeps ignoring us,” a member of the group told Solomon Star after yesterday’s meeting.
“But should the government seriously address our claim in time then we will fully support the government, in the event of any disturbances from the public,” the member said after the 45-minute meeting.
“We want the government to tell us exactly the status of our claims before frustration got the better of us. At the moment we hear all sorts of rumors and we are tired.
“What we really want to hear is the truth from the government.” the member said.
By ALFRED SASAKO