Electorates of provincial constituencies residing in Honiara are now being repatriated to their home villages.

Speaking to Solomon Times Online, Health Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Savo/Russells, Hon. Dickson Mua says arrangements are underway to repatriate electorates of his constituency back to their home villages.

Mua said 292 people were sent home this week via the constituency’s vessel.

“27 thousand dollars was spent on fuel to send the people home. This is not compulsory and people are given the chance to voluntarily leave Honiara”, Mua said.

He said priority is given to students, the elderly and people with health issues.

Mua said this is an opportunity for people of his constituency to go home. He said people should use this chance to go home and get into agriculture.

“People should plant kava, noni and other agriculture produce at this time while waiting for the pandemic to die down”.

Mua said arrangements are also being made for people of Savo.

“Whether we will provide fuel or also provide transport for them”, Mua said.

At the same time, three MPs from Temotu province have come together to arrange a vessel to repatriate their constituents home.

The vessel for Temotu is expected to leave Honiara over the weekend.