Dear Editor – The ghost of Colin Yow refuses to go away, at least for now.
Lately we have seen articles in your good paper (as well as in the Island Sun) written by apologists of the sacked CEO of SIPA.
For instance, Henry Star Dora has elevated Mr Yow as a savior who has been falsely accused and wrongly crucified.
These have been conspired to and orchestrated by ‘Pharisees, High Priests and teachers of the Law’ of Solomon Islands.
Mr Yow has done marvelous reforms to save SIPA from sinking during his short stint as CEO.
More importantly, the apologists would like us to believe that the reforms under Mr Yow are for indigenous people and not foreigners.
The reforms would enable indigenous Solomon Islanders to take control of our country.
This is something we have been denied since independence. This is the kind of ‘phobic’ rhetoric that the apologists of Mr Yow (for instance, Henry Star Dora, M R Junior, etc..) would like us to believe, through their submissions to your columns lately.
I would like to pose two simple questions.
I want direct answers from Mr Yow and his apologists.
One, what are the SIPA reforms under Mr Yow? Simply list them down for us to see.
Two, how will the SIPA reforms benefit indigenous Solomon Islanders? Again, plainly list the benefits for us to see.
Mr Yow’s apologists must understand that rice, noodles, and seaplanes are not reforms.
These adventures if allowed to continue will drain the SIPA coffers and make some foreigners in Vietnam and Singapore a lot more financially healthier at SIPA’s expense.
These are done without consultation and approval of responsible authorities. They were dubious deals as pointed out by Alfred Sasako sometime ago.
Mr Yow’s apologists must also understand supporting sporting bodies and Mr Dausabea’s indigenous chamber of commerce are not reforms too.
These are just buying support for unpopular and unprocedural activities autocratically initiated and implemented by Mr Yow.
Finally, may I wish Mr Dausabea and his indigenous chamber of commerce all the best.
As an indigenous Solomon Islander I am envious of people who do things to improve the lot of our indigenous people.
I also wish the trusties to be very trustworthy trusties so that Mr Yow’s ghost will not haunt us.