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Vote blo you, vois blo you

12 July 2018

Dear Editor – This is a common sentiment often advertised during election periods that advocate the roles of elected members of parliament.

The major roles and obligation of MPs voted into parliament is to make appropriated legislations that helped address common issues that affect the lives of the people in the nation.

They represent the voice of the people and must be proactive and voiceful in parliament during debating, scrutinizing and making changes within our parliament.

The nation currently needs to change some of the old colonial laws that still exist in the productive resources government line ministries such as the forestry, fisheries, agriculture, lands and mining that are already expired, non-relevant and may not helpful towards the economic resources beneficiaries of this nation.

And so the nation is in a critical need for proactive and voiceful MPs to make changes towards productive regulations and legislations, especially in our resource sectors that safeguard our natural resources from unsustainable and over exploitation usages by the acute incoming of the foreigners that has been experienced today

Solomon Islands is 40 years old after gaining independence in 1978. We are now a matured age nation that should now has its owned well designed and strong legislations in its resource sectors that protect its natural resources for its people future benefits and prosperity.

While the foreigners who have nothing in their homelands have come and hugely benefit themselves harvesting our natural resources at an unsustainable and destructive manner with little or no benefits at all under the current national legislations that govern our resources sector without any changes done by our MPs does not make sense and is so very abusive towards the rights of the people from gaining maximum benefits out of their resources.

It only reflects poorly on the elected MPs who form governments that fail to perform their roles and obligation mandated by the voters and citizens of this nation.

The most MPs elected into parliament do not have great concern for the welfare of the nation but are there for their own hidden agenda.

They become voiceless, visionless, non-knowledgeable and proactive when debating important legislations that are essential towards the future prosperity of the nation.

If this nation continues with such leadership, our natural resources will be depleting at the fastest rate with little or no benefits to the locals in years to come.

This is a very sad situation for this beloved nation.

The 2019 national election is coming nearer and the nation is in great need for change in legislative leadership that has new height of visionary level that has political will venturing into manipulating the legislatives that help towards benefiting the nation.

Those MPs who wish to contest 2019 national election must prepare to face the challenges in leaderships to acquire changes needed by the people.

The nation no longer wants to entertain voiceless, visionless non-knowledgeable and sleeping MPs in the parliament house who only wish to benefit from RCDF and other government funds to build their own wealth at the expenses of the poor voters of this nation.

This nation needs very constructive MPs who should have vision towards manipulating the usages of our abundance natural resources to benefit the nation or else we will be continuing slaving in our own land under the leadership that has no visions for the nation in many years to come.

The establishment of strong and vibrant legislative that govern the nation’s resources is important for the future prosperity of our children.

And so electing the right leaders is the way forwards for this nation.

Your vote is your voice in parliament that enables your future prosperity.

Jacob Ofasia
Talise Market