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About East Areare

Location: EAC is located in the southeastern end of Malaita Province. It is bounded in the south by West Are Are and the north by West Kwaio and East Kwaio. Access to the constituency can be by air, landing in Parasi on Small Malaita Constituency or Atoifi in the East Kwaio constituency and taking a motor boat through the Maramasike passage or along the coast in the open ocean. The most common form of transportation to reach EAC is by sea through cargo/passenger vessels which service the southern end of Malaita.

Land Area: EAC has a total land area of some 669.6 sq. km and it consists of two wards, Ward 19 which is 419.5 sq km and Ward 20 with 250.1sq. km.

Economic: Economic activities have been limited to only a few core activities in EAC. Logging operations in EAC is a contributor to cash flow within the constituency, especially in and around the areas of logging camps. The operations have contributed to infrastructure development particularly as it relates to access to the hinterlands of EAC.

Agricultural activities, mainly around the production of traditional cash crops of cocoa and copra, still continue to be the base for economic activities. Fisheries and other ocean related economic activity continue to be a source of income for mostly artisanal fisherfolk who sell their excess catch for cash. Old cattle industry sites, including those around Nariaoa, Anapou, Su’u, are no longer in operation.

Social: The two House of Chiefs in Moswara in ward 20 and Namo Araha in ward 19 continue to serve the cultural inclinations of the people of EAC presiding over issues concerning land and keeping social norms and order. All Christian denominations represented within SICA and number in SIFGA are present in EAC. Religious activities and instructions are crucially important to EAC as EAC are deeply spiritual and committed Christians.

Women groups are often affiliated with respective churches. There are a number of women groups that are affiliated with national women groups such as Rokotani Keni and other similar savings clubs. Likewise youth groups are also often linked with churches. There are a number of youth groups that are involved in cultural activities and performances which keeps their culture alive as well as contribute towards earning cash for their various needs.

Environment: The adverse impacts of climate change has impacted and continues to impact on the environment and people of EAC. The onset of coral bleaching due to high coastal ocean temperatures is a real concern for the people. Given the high dependence on fisheries for sustenance, issues surrounding food security will be further compounded by the negative impacts of climate change in the EAC populace.