MPA disputes Poverty Map Indicator report

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

MEMBER of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 12 at Varisi Lavata Hon Nerio Ulemiki disagrees on report indicating some Wards in Northwest Choiseul being relatively high above the average poverty level.

The report comes under the equity and equal distribution of services highlighted in SIBC’s news recently by the government’s Statisticians on the poverty map.

Ulemiki says the report which indicated some Wards in Northwest Choiseul as relatively high above the average poverty level is a clear sign of the National and past Provincial Government of Choiseul Province being unfair in distributions of services around the province.

“The last four years were run down the slope to poverty for Wards in Northwest Choiseul especially Ward 12 seeing too a failed UNICEF classrooms project in 2013 for three primary schools in Wards of Voruvoru, Bangara and Tutu Primary schools indicating clearly the unfair attitudes towards equity and equal distribution of services around Choiseul resulting in Wards around Northwest Choiseul missing the required services,” said Ulemiki.

Hon Ulemiki elaborated that as a newly elected MPA for Ward 12 in adhering to his people’s continuous call for a change regarding development in his Ward, he is calling on the new Choiseul Provincial Government and all its implementers and the National Government, MP of Northwest Choiseul Constituency, churches and non-government organisations to focus their development aspirations on the Wards around Northwest Choiseul especially Ward 12 of which he is elected to stand for their rights.

“This is to come out of the poverty level this four years term,” said Ulemiki.

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