Dear Editor – Allow me on behalf of the Ecumenical City Men’s Fellowship Ministry to contribute our views towards the current political situation in our country.
The Ecumenical Men’s Fellowship Ministry in Honiara comprising of SIFGA and SICA membership churches share its concern in the manner and display of leadership that is being shown by our leaders.
We are saddened and concerned that this format of construed leadership continues to set a bad precedence and example to our upcoming generations, and consequently continues to disrupt any meaningful initiatives that is being put forward with regards to the development and progress of our nation.
Many Solomon Islanders, especially women, young people and children continue to suffer over the years because of bad leadership and decisions particularly by leaders of government that has only cultivated resentment and distrust. People have grown wary of such display.
We are concerned that the current political situation gives subsequent reasons for greater aversion, and the disconnection of the masses from government in particular, the respect for authority.
It is a predicament uncalled for and we call that an amicable resolve be reached by all political factions in the next coming days.
We renounce personal and self-seeking and canvassing motives and all ensuing agendas hinging on the greed and desire for more money, assets and power.
Government is a people-centered responsibility with cooperative priorities that must be respected at all times.
We believe that Government authorities and leaders are placed by God, and are duty-bound to God to do what is right in their consideration and care for the wellbeing of all of God’s people.
It is a mandate that will be brought by God to account.
As a men’s ministry we appeal to every male parliamentarian to seriously think before you make a decision.
That whatever decision you make in the coming days stands on the premise of unselfish intuition.
We appeal that you recognise the integrity of the offices that you hold and respect it.
We appeal that you revert decisions that are not conducive and affiliate yourselves not with camps but based on a God guided conscious.
We pray that as leaders you will do the right thing as we remember you in our thoughts and prayers this week.
God has given us His Spirit to help us in our weaknesses (Romans 8:26), should that be a need, we ask that you take the offer and allow God to resolve this impasse.
For God is indeed greater than our hearts, and judges the deep desires and intents of the heart, to the praise and glory of His Wonderful Name.
Ecumenical Men’s Fellowship Ministry