Russells women support redevelopment
Quoting from the Solomon Star newspaper – 4 October 2018
“TWO powerful landowners and representatives of two different tribes in the Russell Islands want to see the government reinvest in their islands.
“Speaking on behalf of her Kaiseleng tribe during the roundtable last week Hilda Nose’e said it’s the wish of the women and children that development and government services come down to their people.
“Ms Nose’e said for so long their women and children have been suffering from the continuous RIPEL issue between the government and people of Russell Islands.
“We do really need development to come to our shores, our land and our home,” Ms Nose’e told the government officials and Chiefs of Russells last week.
“Ms Katlyn Rose made similar sentiment when he spoke on behalf of her Kerual tribe.
“Both women admitted that they come from a matrilineal society but their concerns become minor issues when most of the decisions are done by the chiefs.
“If only women like us can become chief in our society, development in the Russells should already be happening on our land,” Ms Nose’e said.
“They both urged their chiefs to work together with women leaders in Russell Islands so that development and other government services can be established in their Islands.”
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