Former North Guadalcanal MP questioned over constituency funds

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE

Ground view of the proposed building.

WE are curious to know where our constituency funds went when he was our member of parliament for two terms.

The above statement was made by North Guadalcanal’s Paramount Chief of Gaobata, Mr John Richard Saketala who said that their former MP, Mr Martin Sopage did not carry out any development initiatives while he was in office for two terms and yet today has his name associated to more than three buildings.

Speaking of three of them, he pointed out that the former MP has a motel at Naha Heights, a huge building at Henderson and one at GIPPOL.

In relation, Saketala emphasised that he is bringing this up because many people of North Guadalcanal constituency are seeking explanation from the former MP on whether or not these buildings are benefiting the constituency.

“If these buildings are up for rent, where does the money go?” he said.

The paramount chief added that they want to know whether the buildings are registered under the constituency’s name.

On another note, he said that they also want to know where the constituency funds went after Sopage finished his term as MP for North Guadalcanal.

Saketala furthered that as a paramount chief he must voice the concerns of his people of North Guadalcanal.

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