BY SAMIE WAIKORI
EAST Malaita road, which is currently deteriorating, is a government road like South and North roads and plan is underway for its rehabilitation soon.
Community Project Officer for East Malaita constituency, William Kwalemanu made the statement following criticisms in social media.
Public had taken to social media asking whether the East Malaita constituency has any plans to fix the road or not.
Kwalemanu explained that EMC has a road construction programme, where they can only do emergency work on the road. He adds that the constituency office is not wholly responsible for it.
Kwalemanu said the focus of EMC’s road programme is to create road access to communities in the constituency connecting them to the main East road.
He said EMC began the road construction program years ago and number of road accesses was connected to communities especially those in the highlands of the constituency.
Kwalemanu furthered that with regard to the deteriorated status of East road, EMC through his office also shared concern on and they are liaising with MID on it.
He said MID is aware on the current issue of East road and as informed they are working on tender for the rehabilitation of road.
Kwalemanu said as along tendering formalities are done, and work is awarded, contractor will begin the rehabilitation of East road soon.