Dear Editor – After more than five years down the line and Solomon Forestry Association (SFA) under the leadership of Robson Kana or better known as Robson Djokovic just realized that Agro- forestry permits are unregulated practice? What a joke! Where was SFA when agro- forestry permits were dished out to ten of its members in the last four to five years? I guess SFA must have lost its voice in the wilderness then!
Djokovic is mowing his way through SFA and the way he did it replicated the last time he was the chief of staff at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). His ego takes the best of him and sooner than later he’ll run the show by himself. A one man show!
People of Solomon Islands must know this for a fact that SFA is becoming a funding agent for the Solomon Islands government.
One does not have to be a rocket scientist to see why SFA is so close to the current government regime. Yes, the uncle and the nephew relationship is the conduit that ties the government to SFA.
PM Sogavare and his nephew Robson are at it again, the last time the duo made a formidable team was during the Moti era.
Now they are back although in different institutions. Robson seems to be strategically placed at SFA so that he can still indirectly influence the government of the day.
In short, by the look of things Robson can’t be with his ‘uncle’ but he can still rub shoulders with the PM though! I sincerely hope either one of them is booted out the earliest the better.
My earlier statement that says we have no armed guards at the campsite is true. The firearms and ammunitions referred to by Robson was a separate matter that is being dealt with by the Police at the moment.
It has nothing to do with our recent coming to Honiara. The manner in which we were transported to Honiara is all but confusing. We were working on our land and the patrol boat came and took us to here. What have we done wrong?
We are not armed with firearms or any weapons of any kind; we are civilians working on our land in our desperation to make ends meet like any other Solomon Islanders.
Robson’s assertion that his being part Choiseul makes him closer to Bougainvilleans is laughable. How could you associate yourself with them when recently you labelled them as ‘armed guards’ or illegal immigrants?
Let me briefly tell you how we, Mono/ Shortlanders, are much closer to Bougainvilleans. According to our cultural myth, we are originally from Bougainville. Our great great great grandparents were from Bougainville.
That’s why, you won’t find in our dictionary the word ’illegal immigrants’ when referring to Bougainvilleans.
In short, when you talked about Mono/ Shortlands you’re talking about Bougainville and when you talked about Bougainville you’re talking about Mono/ Shortlands. Robson is not even a full blooded Choiseulese, he’s part European.
Before I penned off, all I ask of Robson and his cohorts is to refrain from talking about logging operations on Mono Island.