Dear Editor – I have just seen Peter Forau’s letter to the editor glorifying Dr Rodgers as the best man to be our nation’s next PM (see Star No.5617 of Monday 15th Sept 2014).
Please allow me to exercise my democratic right to disagree with Peter’s flawed opinion.
In the penultimate paragraph of his letter Peter wrote “the next election should bring in good leaders and get rid of those self-serving individuals who are only there for their own interests.”
How can Peter be so sure that Dr Rodgers is not one of those self-serving persons we don’t need in Parliament?
After his tenure with SPC has lapsed, the good Dr’s most prominent act was to jump aboard the bandwagon and tried to wrestle for the top job of the Pacific Forum. Solomons was not on his mind.
He even accompanied the PM to Palau to try and lobby for the position when a PNG wantok was already lined up for it.
Poor judgment.Bad diplomacy. In the end it was a total waste of tax-payers money.
If Dr Rodgers truly had Solomon Islands in his heart, he would have focussed his energy towards the National Elections.
He could have stayed home and organise his party and dialogue with the public.
Instead he decided to pursue the Forum top job? Why? Was it because the job incidentally offers better perks and benefits? Or was leadership of this country only a fall-back option?
My goodness, Dr, if you want a good retirement, why not just set up a private business and earn your keeps? Or are you now running for Parliament to secure a retirement package at the tax payers’ expense?
The last Parliament has approved and implemented so many self-serving policies. Lately we have heard about the Pension Scheme for the PMs and their spouses.
I am yet to hear Dr Rodgers publish his plans to remove that selfish Scheme that does not serve the interests of ordinary Solomon Islands but only a privileged few.
This country desperately needs leaders who will fight for the people. Not those only interested in securing benefits for themselves, their missus or mistresses.
Dr Rodgers may have been a jolly good bureaucrat but so far I am not convinced he’s the Man.
Karl Heinz Sumaka