Dear Editor – I want to request the new Sogavare-led DCC government to seriously consider amending the Foreign Investment Act to make provisions for indigenous Solomon Islands fully participate in the economic development of our beloved Solomon Islands.
When you look around our country today, all the business opportunities are taken up by Chinese, Filipinos, Thais etc.
Sadly, our people become spectators.
If you talk about co-existence, then our people must be given the opportunity to equally participate in the commercial development in our country.
I want the government to legislate for these businesses that would be given to indigenous Solomon Islanders, and assist them financially to start.
Formulate a system whereby the government can assist our people financially to begin, finance is the prohibitive factor for them.
Our friends may say that we discriminate. So what? When you go their countries, would they allow you to do whatever business you want? The answer is no!
We should discriminate to keep our country peaceful. Do you still remember the lesson we learnt in April 2006?
Or have you already forgotten about it. Please DCC government do something to stop it from reoccurring.
Waeta Ben Tabusasi