MALAITA provincial member for war 15 in east kwara’ae Martin Aniani says his aim is to push for the implementation of the proposed Aluta Basin Palm Oil project.
Aluta basin is one of the national projects earmarked for the province that never progressed groundbreaking and land acquisition exercises.
Mr Aniani said whatever the hiccups were, it is his focus to ensure the project continues.
“The Aluta Basin site is in my ward and I know very well how to deal with it,” he said.
The provincial member said the setback to the progress of the project was lack of understanding and proper communication.
“I know well, that the project stopped because people who knew nothing about local issues and people in the area, were tasked to deal with various issues there.
“When you give these assignments to people from different parts of the country, they will never care to address issues appropriately and honestly.
“I want this new provincial executive and the national government to start talking and working on this project and others earmarked for Malaita.”
He pledged that he will deal with people in the areas including landowners to ensure implementation and progress run smoothly.
The DCC government this week assured Malaita’s new executive of its commitment to work together with the new Malaita executive in ensuring the projects are progressed.
Major development projects earmarked for Malaita included Suafa Bay, Bina Harbour, Waisisi and Aluta Basin.
Mr Aniani expressed appreciation to the DCC government for their assurance to working together with the new executive.
By LUCIO SANGA