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Guadalcanal leaders called upon to assist affected areas

16 March 2015
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GUADALCANAL Leaders both at the Provincial and National level have been called upon to quickly form and dispatch assessment teams to areas throughout the province affected by the recent wet rainy weather.

Speaking to Solomon Star yesterday, Guadalcanal Stringer, John Toki said that for weeks the people of the provinces’ most affected areas mostly in the North West and North East of Guadalcanal have run out of food as a result of floods and wet weather conditions.

“People’s gardens have been hit badly; all their food and crops have either been washed away by floods or destroyed by the continuous rain.

“We are in desperate need of food; however we understand that disaster management assessment programs will be carried out first before we receive any form of assistance. Therefore we call on all our twenty seven (27) leaders both provincial and national leaders to do this as soon as possible to help us,” Mr Toki said.

Mr Toki added that people have also found difficulty in transporting their local produces to be marketed in Honiara from their various villages.

“A good number of bridges in both West and East Guadalcanal have been destroyed by floods, and has disrupted business for our people, who depend entirely on market as their sole income generator.

“We are in need of rescuing and call on our leaders to put their heads together and help us-the sooner the better,” Mr Toki said.

By JEREMY P. INIFIRI

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