A secondary school teacher from Malaita province said that Solomon Islanders still lacks the one mind one nation attitude, in order to help the country progress in development.
The high school teacher who came to Honiara during school mid-year break and will set to return this week said he has been observing in town and realised the lack of one nation-mindset among citizens of this country.
He stated, this individualism mentality that common among Solomon Islanders will never allows this country to progress in terms of development, because people will treat the nation as foreign to them, by practicing selfish behavior to promote his/her ethnicity, background and culture.
“Worse to this individual attitude is the fact that it certainly practiced in the government offices, where most people will continue to treat people unevenly in their service provided for the public,” he said.
He also said that the importance of this sense of nationalism and being a one minded nation is it will equip all citizens of Solomon Islands with responsibility of care for the country, started from the grass roots up to the highest level in our society.
He further stated that one good example to this lack of nation-minded is the poor attitude of throwing rubbish anywhere along the street of Honiara, whereas proper places for disposal could be reach at ease.
“We must not express individualism and inconsiderate behavior because Solomon Islands is a nation with many ethnicities, languages and islands but share the common identity as one people under one flag on the face of this earth,” he stated.
He added; “only if we have that sense of one-mind one-nation then the rest of the world could be impress with our development, since everybody would enshrined with the sense of care in their hearts and minds.”
He finally ended his statement by saying attitude change comes when people realised that Solomon Islands is a country and they are citizens of it.
By AATAI JOHN