Monday, 15 February 2010 11:43 AM

Guadalcanal MPs Not Serious About Federalism: Babaua

Participants at a recent three day conference on Federal Constitution are unhappy with the absence of Guadalcanal's eight Parliamentarians.

Speaking during the conference over the weekend, Provincial Assembly member, Teddy Babaua of Birao Ward 12 in East Guadalcanal, said the absence of the MP's "is a sign that the leaders are not serious about the proposed Federal Constitution."

The Federal Constitution Conference was organized to hear the views of Guadalcanal leaders about the Federal Constitution Solomon Islands want to adopt.

The views gathered will be collected and based on them; a submission will be presented to the Solomon Islands National Constitution Congress.

Mr Babaua says that the "Federal Constitution is one of the bona-fide demands of the people of Guadalcanal and these very leaders who were supposed to push through the demands fail to attend."

He says the people of Guadalcanal had mandated the MPs to represent them, but the MPs have failed to perform to the expectation as demonstrated by their absence.