YOUTHS of Aoke-Langalanga constituency in Malaita say they want whoever wins the seat in the November 19 to take inclusive development approaches.
Their spokesman Philip Subu said inclusive development approaches ensures equal participation in decision making.
“We youths have been neglected for far too long,” Mr Subu said.
“We want our new MP to seriously look into this suggestion.
“We don’t want decisions to be made at the top all the time.
“We want equal participation in the decision making process,” he said.
Mr Subu said Aoke-Langalanga has a huge population of school drops outs who cannot be left idle for ever.
“They must be engaged in useful activities before they start to turn to unwanted activities.
“Therefore, we want our new MP to have a strategic plan, vision and direction for us.
“We want someone who would initiate inclusive participation from youths and women and come up with a development framework that will make Aoke-Langalanga prosper,” he said.
Mr Subu added that as Aoke-Langalanga people are mostly coastal residents, any member to represent the people would consider climate change a major issue.
“They should have plans to deal with the issue as it is a major concern of the people.
“Sea level rise and food security is a great concern and any incoming MP must take on board the issue and initiate adaptation strategies,” Mr Subu said.
He added Langalanga lagoon has a huge potential in the tourism sector but there’s not much support being injected into it to boost the tourism sector in the area.
“Therefore I am calling on any incoming MP to focus on developing the tourism sector in Langalanga.”
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO