A Solomon Islands pilot, Captain Francis Wilikai has lamented the leadership styles of fallen politicians including two late prime ministers.
Captain Wilikai who flies the Pacific Air Express, a cargo carrier between Honiara, Port Moresby and Australia laments the leadership of late Prime Ministers, Solomon Mamaloni and Bartholomew Ulufa’alu because they cared more for the nation and the people than serving themselves.
He said other former Prime Ministers whose leadership styles need commendations are Sir Peter Kenilorea who led Solomon Islands to independence from British colonial rule 36 years ago and Ezekiel Alebua who was one of the sub-regional Prime Ministers who signed the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
Captain Wilikai also commended highly the leadership styles of late politicians like Benedict Kinika, Francis Saemala, Andrew Nori and the politicians of the 70s, 80s and 90s for always putting the nation and people first before their own interests.
He said although the fallen and former politicians always fought in Parliament while debating issues of national interests, they always remained the best of political colleagues outside the Chambers.
And he added they always upheld their integrity.
But Mr Wilikai saidy what the leaders of the 21st Century have lost is their integrity.
He acknowledged the way the former diplomat who is now the MP for North Vella Lavella, Milner Tozaka for always upholding his integrity despite facing many challenges the national leaders also face.
By George Atkin