West Kwaio people left out of assistance

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PEOPLE of West Kwaio constituency are left out of assistance to cope with the Covid-19 community transmission, following the death of their Member of Parliament, Titus Fika in November 2021.

One constituent posted on Facebook, appealing to the Democratic Coalition for Government Advancement (DCGA) to consider their situation in the constituency.

“Currently, we haven’t got any representative in Parliament, however, during the course of this covid 19 outbreak, the constituency was totally left out with any means of assistance, unlike what other Members of Parliament have done to their constituencies,” the constituent said.

The Electoral Commission is still to come up with a date to stage the by election for West Kwaio and Provincial elections for Western and Choiseul province proposed for June this year.

One staff of the Electoral Commission said they have a plan in place to update the bio metric registration and conduct the elections.

However, the staff said this will depend very much on finance to do that, especially as the country is battling with Covid 19.

Late Fika was the former Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology.

Before becoming a member of the National Parliament, the late Fika worked in the teaching profession as a teacher.

He rose to the level of the Education Secretary for Malaita Province before being appointed Speaker to the Malaita Provincial Assembly.