BY SAMIE WAIKORI
MARODO House of Chiefs, governing the areas from Sasava to Takwea Rivers in Lau/Mbaelelea constituency, has thrown its support behind the Suidani-led MARA government.
Secretary to the house of chiefs, Steve Micky assured of their support in light of MARA government’s courageous stand to protect Malaita from “foreign intrusion”.
In an interview, Micky said Marodo HoC values the importance of their culture, tradition, lands and genealogy and wants to uphold them.
He said for the past four decades the country has only known developments associated with destruction of natural resources that created division among tribes, communities and people.
“Marodo House of Chiefs met with Premier Suidani and team and assured them of our continue support toward their stand for issues of common concern to Malaita,” he said.
Micky said in addressing some of the challenges faced with issues relating to Marodo HoC traditional governing system, they are working with MARA government for ways forward.
“This area is on our preparation to carry out genealogy mapping on all tribes within Marodo and educating them on their landownership and genealogy.
“This is mainly to prepare our people and resources for development by trying to minimize land dispute or related areas that may lead to disputes,” he said.
On that note, Micky thanked Premier Daniel Suidani and team for dialogue with Marodo HoC and visit to Abuisaia community within Marodo areas.