Monday, 2 June 2008 7:30 AM

Our Telekom- a slap on the face

"Indegenous" is sometimes used interchangeably with "Traditional", has ideological
connotations of people who do not conquer or non-Europeans, people who were colonised, savage and static, who had no power and were devoid of strength.

Unfortunately, this assumption is often firmly embedded in foreigners' minds. Nothing can be further from the truth.

People who think this of Solomon Islanders display their total ignorance and lack of respect for the people. They are totally out of touch with the rest of the world and fail to recognise that 3/4 of the world's population live in developing countries, with different cultures and world views.

People's environment shape the way they interpret reality. So, to Solomon Islanders, reality is a product of their environment, culture and experiences.

Imagine the wealth of tacit knowledge embrained in all the workforce of Our Telekom!

Is the success story of Our Telekom the result of Martyn's exceptional abilities or did Martyn just jumped onto a ship that weathered the storm and just entered calmer waters?

Look at the annual reports for 1991/2/3.

To my mind, the success of Our Telekom can be attributed to other factors, a major one being the Solomon Islands workforce.

To simply write a termination letter to the highest placed Solomon Islander without cause is rude.

To write a letter and blame it on the Board is a slap on the intelligence of Solomon Islanders and the competent Board.

That is a blatant lie! Do we need such characters in Solomon Islands?


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