Sis­ter city Ako of no value to us

Southern Telegraph - - OPINION - Frank San­ders Rock­ing­ham

Once again, our del­e­ga­tion from Rock­ing­ham has graced the cor­ri­dors of our sis­ter city in Ja­pan at the ex­pense, and lit­tle in­ter­est, of the res­i­dents of Rock­ing­ham.

Would it per­haps gain favour if it was of Euro­pean ori­gin that would as­so­ciate with the founders and his­tory of our State?

The value of this trip is neg­li­gi­ble see­ing that af­ter 20 years of friend­ship with Ako, we don’t seem to have at­tracted many tourists or ben­e­fits.

The del­e­ga­tion should take a trip to Man­durah or Scar­bor­ough and see how a pro­gres­sive coun­cil op­er­ates.

Too long Rock­ing­ham has been a hid­den gem. It is now time to re­veal our­selves and move with the times.

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