MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has lashed out at the opposition leader Jeremiah Manele to stop barking on an issue he knows very little about.
MMF president Charles Dausabea said, the response of the Opposition leader on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s directive to grant export permit to Ontong Java Development Company is nonsense.
Dausabea said, Mr Manele’s call to the Fisheries Minister to revoke license of Dr Reginald Aipia and describing PM Sogavare’s decision as corrupt was described too shallow.
He said, Manele is a very young politician who should not listen to past corrupt leaders who will not give him any good advice because they are the ones who ripped poor resources owners from the resources.
He said, the decision taken by the PM to ensure the granting of an export license to Dr Aipia is in the best interest of this country.
“It is sad to see a young leader trying to talk against the PM for what he did not know much about. MMF know a lot about this beche-de-mer issue and the decision Sogavare took is a right because it hurts those corrupt leaders, their co-hosts and Asian associates who tries to deny the right of indigenous Solomon islanders to maximise the benefit from their sea cucumber resources,” Dausabea said.
Adding; “this is the kind of leader we want who prioritises the interest of Solomon islanders than foreigners who fly in just to rip our resources and fly out leaving only the corrupt leaders and their co-hosts to benefit whilst the country is suffering.”
He urged the Opposition Leader to think careful about his comments and don’t jump the trigger to early otherwise he will kill himself with poor advices from corrupt leaders.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA