Monday, 16 January 2012 5:48 PM

Corruption in Forestry

Hi I am the Chairperson of the Leanabako Tribe Association of Kolombangara Island in the Western province. Please allow me to comment about the corruption in Solomon Islands.

My concern goes to the poor youths that complete high school or college looking for jobs, roaming around our capital town in Honiara or in the provinces. Might be out of their frustration for not having jobs they go and break into some ones property and the report reaches the police and a quick investigation takes place. They are released or go to prison.

My question here is what is the difference between these poor youths and the corrupt people that are using their corrupt ways, like what is going on in the logging industry. Some of them, through corruption, are going around peoples lands without a license and stealing the logs. This is no less a crime.

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