Mala MPAs urged to reconsider decision

Executive member, MPA for ward 28, Hon Claudio Tei'ifi addressing the crowd during the protest in Auki.
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MEMBERS of the public in Auki staged a passive protest last week to call on nine MPAs of Premier Daniel Suidani’s executive who are reportedly planning to resign to reconsider their decision.

Protesters took the street of Auki and marched to the provincial chamber where they presented a petition to the MARA executive.

Speaking on behalf of the protesters, President of Malaita For Democracy Knoxly Atu said they staged the protest to give people the opportunity to express their disagreement about the purported action of their leaders.

Demonstrators in front of the provincial chamber last week.

“And their call was for those executive members who planned to resign or leave MARA government to reconsider their decisions and stay on with MARA,” Atu said.

“Malaita people want their leaders to stick together and work for the good of the people,” he added.

A member of M4D Jethro Siru added the protest is to show to the nine that people are not happy with their planned move.

“Everyone here wants a united provincial government that works to serve the interest of the people,” Siru said.

He said changing the government will not benefit anyone, but the politicians.