Dear Editor – As was always said, “The man who asks a question is fool for a minute. The man who does not ask is fool for life.” Also it is said, “Learn avidly, and question it repeatedly. Analyse it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.”
Given my above introductory statements, I wish to raise some of my questions regarding the Honiara City Council (HCC) spot Audit report that was forwarded to the police for investigations.
From the outset, I think the police commissioner has not been serious about this but is trying to find the best way to get-out of this situation. If my investigation serves me well, I was told that the report of the HCC saga was sent to the Police Criminal Office at Central Police Station to the Senior Criminal Investigation Unit since 2020 but nothing has been done so far.
The delay to investigate the matter has now got to the extent that we the public at large are not confident in the Police Criminal Department when it comes to fighting corruption. How can we protect the future of a country that you and I have tried to make sure that corruption is not going to the next level? How can we create a history that will guide the future generation of this nation that are now showing right in our faces elements of outlaw tugs the integrity to keep in their charge this nations dream to be a Solomon island corrupt free?
One of my most annoying reading session is when I read in the our newspapers (Solomon Star and Island Sun) reports of police catching marijuana farmers, kwaso brewers, child molesters, women sexually abuse, mobile theft, intimidation charge, etc… and the list goes on. Reading of these police act of protecting its citizens annoyed me so much. I mean, they are so keen to carry out their duty on these crimes except on such cases as the Honiara City Council Saga!!!! WOW!
I often wonder why the police are so keen in dealing with this kind of things but not with other people who have committed crimes such as the once that are ripening in the city council. Why did it take this long to see people got arrested and charged? Why is the commissioner of police so keen to express concern in the media and condemn an act of immorality but love to play hide and seek with the HCC SAGA?
I mean, this is a total laughable scenario and I will be in the meantime asking if you have any other way around this equation. If so, I would like to know.
In the meantime, the most important thing for the public to see now is that action be taken to satisfy the demand for justice to the Honiara populace. On the other hand, justice not served is justice delayed.
Let me intertwine some of my personal thought provoking conclusions and analysis of what I perceive have been going on.
- THE GOVERNMENT IS EMOTIONLESS WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH CORRUPTION SO DON’T ACT.
- THE NOTION OF CORRUPTION IS NOT THE BEST THING TO GET RID OFF
- WHAT HAS TRANSPIRE AT THE HONIARA CITY COUNCIL IS NOT CORRUPTION BUT MISTAKE.
- CORRUPTION IS WHEN YOUR ENEMY COMMITS A CRIME NOT WHEN YOUR FRIENDS OR RELATIVES.
- EVERYON IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR CAN GO ON WITH WHATEVER YOU THINK, COMMONSENSE WILL PREVAIL AT LAST. SO KAREWARI, KULUAKUL
While a lot has been said in the mainstream media regarding our beloved Honiara city council and councillors, I want to believe that the ministry of home affairs and the police commissioner undoubtedly got themselves paralysed to the extent that the public would now be deceived.
I had recently spoken with one of the police officer at the criminal investigation department of the police to find out if ever the long running Honiara city council saga has made it to their table for investigations. What he told me was, unless the ministry of home affairs officially advice our boss to carry any investigation we will not deal with the HCC saga.
We are living in the dense of our world’s most interesting times. A time in which the bible referred to as the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorra?
By Aloden John