MALAITA Province is now calling on the government led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to swiftly implement the draft Federal Constitution it has promised for the provinces.
Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani said that due to DCGA’s “unpopular leadership style”, Malaita wanted a quick implementation of federalism.
Mr Suidani had kept his position on the federal system quiet when approached to comment on the agenda days after taking office in 2019.
However, he said, after monitoring the DCGA’s unpopular leadership style, Malaita now fully supports the federal system of government.
He said the province has already started conducting a survey to gather people’s views on Malaita’s autonomy.
“Malaita Province, like other major provinces, is now calling on the government to swiftly implement the Federal Constitution to enable the provinces to take care of themselves through the state system,” Mr. Suidani said.
“The centralization of power with the central government has now lost its usefulness, if at all.”
“This is now the cry of the provinces and the DCGA cannot continue to ignore the wishes of the people.”
“Now is not the time for sweet talk, lollipops or carrots from central government. Now is the time to do the right thing.”
“The MARA government is continuing its investigation into the exercise of autonomy and hopes to collect information from the investigation soon.”
“Once the information from the autonomy survey is gathered, it would give the MARA government an indication of what to do next.”
By WILSON SAENI
Auki Press Office