Dear Editor – Reading through the article on the Saturday 30th May 2015 in the Island Sun newspaper gives me a lot of questions about the heading “Public call City Mayor to clarify legality of the HCC Central Tender board”.
The concerned citizen asked the Lord Major to clarify whether its Honiara City Council Central Tender Board is legal to make decisions regarding issuance of contracts.
The concerned Citizen continues to ask if the current HCC Central Tender Board has to make their position clear to the public regarding their legality.
As according to the HCC Act, the Lord Mayor has to appoint three separate board members under his/her authority to mandate the function of each board. (1) Town & Country Board, (2) Liquor Board and (3) Central Tender Board.
If we reflect back for the last 30 years ago, might we ask the question why people confuse and adamant about the betterment of our lovely City Honiara?
The core problem here that I want to discuss about it is the Central Tender Board.
Is this Board following the right process for tendering? If you read through the article, the serious citizen really asked for transparency and honesty.
The other thing is, the public want to deserve fair opportunity to access contracts and hiring of canteen spaces at the central market to run the shops.
There is a practice or a culture among the people who work in this circle; they just give the opportunity to the people who they know.
The concern citizen asked the HCC must to do away with corruption being practiced in the previous government.
Because the definition of corruption is about an unethical method used by a person to gain advantage over others.
Today, corruption is one of the greatest factors hindering development and stifling the realisation of democracy.
Corruption affects the growth of a nation adversely. It reduces the Government’s income, and creates inequalities in distribution of income and wealth.
Corruption affects a nation’s development, economically, socially and politically. Corruption may come in many forms, often in politics and sport.
Politicians on a quite regular basis have been found guilty of corruption, as with sports persons.
If the case of corruption very famous in the entire world of HCC organisation so then why keep these type of people for being prosperous and wealthiest for their corrupt dealings.
I call on the Lord Mayor to declare and tell the public about what’s going on in the HCC concerning the above caption.