Youths want leaders with ‘real development’ agenda

By Mike Puia

AS the National General Elections move closer, some youths have come out and expressed their concern about our leaders.

A youth from Langalanga, in Malaita Province, Joseph Waledala, said current and would-be Members of Parliament must have genuine plans to make “real development” happens.

“We want leaders who are honest and devoted to the people. Leaders with visions and not self-serving,” Waledala said.

He said candidates must join the election equipped with plans and strategy on how to address the challenges rural people are experiencing.

“We want to see MPs making a difference in their constituency and in this country. We are fading-up of seeing self-serving MPs,” Waledala said.

He said the important thing they want to see is leaders who push for real development.

“Dishing out of roofing irons, solar, boats or engine is no real development. Real development is tapping the potentials in the constituency,” the youth said.

He said investing on things that would generate income and employment like eco-lodge for tourists, shell money exports and others should be every MP and intending MPs’ focus.

The elections are due to take place early next year. The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission confirmed it still working on updating and finalizing the voters list.

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