MARA to pursue interests under new political party in next NGE
The Executive of the Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement Government of Malaita province is vying to set up a new political party to advance its interests in the upcoming national general election.
Premier Suidani in his recent awareness trips to parts of East Areare, South Malaita, North Malaita and East Fataleka have informed people of the development of this new political party.
In his message to the people he has visited. Premier Suidani made it clear that it is time the common interests of the people of Malaita, likeminded provinces and Solomon Islanders are advanced through a political party that is rooted with the people.
Suidani believes that many issues that are raised by the MARA government are issues that are also raised by premeirs of other provinces. These are common issues and should not be seen as Malaita issues alone. That is why there is the need to form a political party that will address these issues as we see them.
Suidani said that the newly formed party would among other things implement the state or federal government system, address other institutional, structural and good governance issues that have hampered progress for Solomon Islands, implement Part Four of the Townsville Peace Agreement and do a detailed review of the Rural Constituency Development Fund with the aim of abolishing the burdensome scheme.
The newly form political party will reach out to the forgotten mass of the population that lived in our villages and in the rural areas in a straight talk fashion.
According to premier Suidani it is time that the mass of the population is reached with the aim of having them register as party members. This is what this party is going to do, reach out to the people in the villages and rural communities and to provide an organized forum where our people in the villages and rural settings can meaningfully participate in political and policy discussions as well as the governance affairs of Solomon Islands. Something that so far been left to only a handful of people mostly based in Honiara.
- Press Release