The poor condition of the East Fataleka road in Malaita Province serves to illustrate the greater need for improved infrastructure and rural development
The Solomon Star newspaper published a report today concerning the very poor state of the East Fataleka road in Malaita Province.
It was the sort of story that would not get any attention on the wider stage but the story is an important one and the road significantly important to the people and commuters from East Fatelka because it is the only road link leading to Auki township in Central Kwara’ae and the transit highway for the people to access health care and to deliver produce to markets.
The people of East Fataleka in Malaita Province are calling on the national government and the provincial government to recognize the importance of the road and to effectively and quickly upgrade it.
When viewed in the wider context of poor internal infrastructure and the need for much improvement in development it is evident that the development plans of the Solomon Islands government cannot be much delayed if the people are to see their livelihoods and futures improved for the better as so often been promised by mandated leaders in the past 40 or so years.
In the interim, it is very much hoped the existing poor condition of the East Fataleka road will receive an upgrade as it is very evident from recent photo images that the work is urgent.