Dear Editor – I wish to share with the nation some of my concerns.
Of course the caption might jolt you with its paradoxical connotation. And the opposite is what I would opt to see happened if common sense and the common good take their rightful places.
The terminal economic report that the economy is static at zero percent is a pessimistic revelation of yet what Solomon Islands is and will yet to encounter.
With the simple economic calculation of the way we are going and the records at which the economic projects succumbed to failure and subterfuge is nor cause to deny.
However, the irony is that here Solomon Islands economy is static in the face of millions and millions of dollars that had been donated in the name of aid for the people of this once happy isles and the famous RCDF that has now become the most influential campaigning weapon used by some intending candidates.
The doctrine taught with regard to the RDCF though erroneous has now infiltrated and polluted the innocent minds and hearts of our people. It has become in disguise a CURSE and a BLESSING.
A curse for those who have been denied reception of these amenities and a blessing for those who are entitled. Hence, the question needs to be asked is; Are we exhausting the fundamentals of authentic leadership that we professed before and the presence His Excellency the Governor General that we will serve the country and the people with diligence and prudence?
A simple heart wrenching question for reflection for the outgoing MPs and the hard working CDOs. How much of that PEACE or rather SATISFACTION do you experience at the end of this working term?
As the adage goes that “having too much is as dehumanizing as having too little”. Thus, the impetus now is for the intending candidates to embrace the fact that the peoples’ suffering is unbearable in the face of such self-serving leadership.
The country is in DIRE NEED of a renewed Solomon Islands where leaders walk the talk. And for the good citizens of Solomon Islands that it is time to take heed of the non-negotiable truth that “our decision today will determine our tomorrow. Good Campaigning and Voting and may God bless our Once Happy Isles!
Fr John Adai