DEAR EDITOR, please allow me space in your paper to respond to Mr Henry Kahui’s comment labelled against me, the Ward Counsellor for Ward 7 (Mataniko) through SIBC from my duties and how I distributed my ward development grant, Christmas fund, and Social fund and Independence fund.
Mr Kahui, got the right to say but we have ways to deal with matters and problems. He comes out from nowhere and talks about issues within ward 7.
He is not registered in ward 7 but registered in West Are’are. Mr Kahui might be blind as he could not see what I’m doing and also he fails to turn up in my office as requested to see my records.
Mr Kahui if you are intended to contest in ward 7 in this coming HCC election that is your democratic right but make sure don’t use dirty politics to discriminate someone to gain support.
The yearly fun distributions are as follows;
- Ward development grant $70,000 x 4= $28,000 ($50,000 from 2010-2017, now changed to $70,000 in 2018)
- Christmas fund $30,000
- Solomon Islands Independence fund $10,000
Expenditure for 2018 Ward Development Grant (WDG)
- Primary School $70,000
- Secondary School $83,000
- SINU $53,000
- Small project $44,000 to $250,000
- Yet to pay $90,000 including Christmas and WDG
Mr Eric Tema
Ward 7 Counsellor