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Letter: Water crisis in Aitutaki

Friday 3 May 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Letter: Water crisis in Aitutaki

Dear Editor, I felt for the writer of the Letter to the Editor in yesterday’s CINews.

She was complaining about the water issues in Amuri, Aitutaki and how they are being deprived of a basic necessity of life – for some time now, and nothing has been done by Government.

A similar complaint was raised by a lady in one of the consultation meetings on the constitutional amendments, promoted by Government, held in Aitutaki recently. The lady in the meeting questioned government’s decision to increase the size of Cabinet by increasing the number of Ministers by adding another three, at a cost of approximately $1.5 million per annum and yet people in Amuri, Aitutaki are struggling to get clean water into their houses. In other words, if there is money to spend then, according to the lady “spend it on fixing our water problem”.

There are two Aitutaki MPs on the Select Committee. My advice to the letter writer is to approach your MP and get him to do something about it.

Aitutaki has two CIP MPs. Here is an opportunity for the two MPs to demonstrate that they have the interests of Aitutakians at heart and fix the water problem. Here is an opportunity for the two MPs to send a clear message to their people that they were elected to serve their people and that they are not interested in joining the queue of “probables” for Ministerial appointment – which is another example of wasting taxpayer’s money. 

T. Browne,

Leader Democratic Party.