Dear Editor – Thank you for giving me a space to contribute on the current SIPA reforms and the headache it gives to a number of business operators in the country.
I think the SIPA reforms are now being heavily felt by the 100% profit makers (businesses).
Thank you Mr. Collin Yow for implementing the reforms and I believe a large number of business operators have now started to feel the impacts of the reforms because it will be a set back to their operations.
Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SICCI) have been so vocal about this issue because many of its members are affected or will be affected in the long run.
Solrice with the many articles written by the GM is also critical of the move by SIPA to go into the commercial business operations, one of which is the controversial SIPA rice.
From a lay man’s view, the sale of SIPA rice comes in as the best competitor to Solrice and that is what got the GM talking. I don’t know if it may be a threat to the GM and his top job.
These reforms will surely affect the jobs of many as their salaries depend much on the production of what they sale.
That is why there have been a lot of debates about the issue in the media lately because they see it fit to make a lot of noise in the media as it is now a threat to them and their 100% profit making businesses.
Auki, Malaita Province