Dear Editor – The purpose of writing this is to analyse the absenteeism of the MP of above constituency, few comparison, and appeal for good leadership.
In a school context, absenteeism is an offence and would always result in internal punishment, orif the absenteeism is extreme it would result in an external suspension.
In addition to this, the likely result of absenteeism is poor performance, poor exam result and cheating during examination.
Paramount chiefs, church leaders, youths and children of Fataleka, it is high time and right time now to fully understand our God given Inheritance pertinent to our language.
The naming of our constituency speaks holistically of our region. The word FATALEKA has two connotations: Fata meaning speaking and leka means going or speaking non- stop.
This meaning indicates that we are people who speak much during meetings, we are people who talk and do, or we are people who speak and implement.
FATALEKANS, the poor attendance of our outgoing MP in the National meeting house (Parliament House) is a clear indication that God given inheritance is missing in the National debate.
In yesterday’s paper, MP for FATALEKA is the only MALAITA MP that rarely attend Parliament since 2010.
The data shows that out of the 175 parliament meeting sessions, Fataleka MP only attend 69 sessions.
This means MP for Fataleka(Mr Steve Abana) did not attend 106 parliament sessions. This is extremely serious for people who have the inheritance of speaking non-stop.
Moreover, it is believed that private business and regular oversea trips might be the key factor for this absenteeism.
This guess might be true since Bodo Dettke of North West Gwale only attended 51 meetings. These MPs with few others have conglomerate (Huge businesses)
Finally, a fervent call to vote wisely in this coming election has nowreach its peak for Fatalekans and Solomon Islands as a whole.
Solomon Islands Parliament House is made purposely for people’s representative (MPs) to meet daily to discuss issues that are pertinent to: Schools, Clinics, Roads, Wharf, Bridges, Security (Terrorism, burning of houses), Land, Trees, Tubi, Fish, Bechdemers, Employment, Revenue collection, Water supply, Power energy, Mining, Population, New town (Growth Centre), new trucks, religion, trade, urbanisation, Migration, Flood, Cyclone, Honiara Beligas, Ground Breaking ceremonies and the list goes on.
If these issues are not translated into policy for discussion with MPs low attendance to parliament meeting, then the future of this youthful generation who are still in the primary schools and secondary Schools in the Solomon Islands is gloomy.
Simon W. Mau