Dear Editor – The above caption on your paper speaks volumes of whether our councilors really understand their mandated responsibilities in serving the council’s interests or their own.
I salute the council’s decisions to act on laws already passed and the Mayor’s steadfast actions to stay the course no matter what.
As councilors, like your buddies in the parliament are there to pass laws to rule the city of Honiara.
You are not there to serve yourselves as we’ve seen throughout all levels of governance/ politics in Solomon Islands.
Those councilors who’ve disagreed with the council’s actions are the corrupt and rotten onions in the city council who are to be voted out in the next council elections.
Those betel nut huts sprouting along Honiara’s roads needs to be demolished.
They’ve become conducive environments for all kind of communicable diseases.
The dirty habit of spitting betel nut and throwing its husks added with cigarette butts not only make our place dirty, but are breeding grounds for all kinds of micro-organisms that are sometimes harmful to our health.
Solomon Islands, once a dengue free place; is now susceptible to this new disease and others due to our careless life-style habits.
Honiara which is supposed to present the first impression of what our country is like, becomes one of the most un-inviting places our visitors see.
We never take civic pride in our place and despite several look and learn and conference trips on how to manage our cities, we are still lagging behind our neighbours in keeping Honiara “a must see place”.
Some of our visitors came and saw our city, and they’ve decided not to return; because of the impression we allow Honiara for them to see.
Sorry, but it is sad to see a place and decided there and then; that this would be your last time to come to that place again.
It would be nice to hear someone say, “oh I wish I’d come again to this place, I love it so much”.
Mayor, I am with you and the council in trying to make Honiara a presentable place where even us should take pride in.
Like you said, it’s their right, and as long as you act on the laws of the council you are doing the right thing.
Those who’ve disagreed should start looking for another job as the city council is not suitable for their leadership.
Come to look at it, this is corruption at the highest level, as corruption includes serving ones own interests. This is a conflict of interest!
NAF FO KORAPSON NAO!
Stand your ground Mayor as we need leaders whose integrity cannot be compromised no matter what comes their way.
It’s your integrity that counts and will leave a legend after you’ve left that office.
Nadi, Fiji Islands