Malaita ward 20 MPA questioned on ward grant

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

Auki

MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly for Ward 20 in Malaita Province is being questioned by voters in his ward on the ward grant and its disbursement for the last eight years during his tenure.

A voter makes the media call, citing non-assistance as a reason.

The voter, who requests anonymity, said many members of ward 20 claim they have not received any assistance from the said MPA.

“I cannot deny the fact that his families or cronies can benefit from his leadership.

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“But to be true, people in Ward 20 of East Are Are know nothing about the ward grant he enjoy for the last eight years.

“So with that we are still asking his leadership that to what extend did he can help in development to his people with the ward grant,” the voter said.

People in ward 20 are demanding that their MPA comes clear with how he has spent the ward grant in his eight years of being member.

The voter said ward grant for each MPAs is $50,000 per quarter (three months), whilst $200,000 per year.

The voter said that means the MPA has received about $1.6 million in ward grant for the eight years he’s in been in the Malaita Provincial Assembly.

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