The appearance of the coronavirus in society has caused the rearrangement of many societal activities. At this time some children are having examinations.
At the same time candidates have filed their nomination papers, and paid the $5,000 fee required by the Election and Boundaries Commission for the August 10 general election.
The appearance of the virus provided new opportunity to change the way things were done previously. Candidates used to campaign in seeking their selection pointing out shortcomings of the ruling government administration, and make promises that they would do better, when they were elected and given leadership power.
With the pause of activity in the country people had time to think and to see things differently, and with the benefit of knowledge through education can now ask the candidates pertinent questions. Like what will they do to reduce criminal activity, or create new job opportunities in the community.
These have been identified as national problems in the country that the government has not been addressing adequately, judging by their complaints of failure of government, that they are wanting to remove from management.
Candidates should now be able to respond positively, with their new ideas of doing things differently, in order to achieve a positive different outcome.
As criticism and promises are no longer viable as reasons for changing without offering options possible.
So let’s introduce new norms campaigning for selection to become a community representative in the nation as we seek to improve our society constructively and reduce current evils destroying peace and security.
The opportunity to start the change is available, conducting a national election in democracy is possible by the wise selection of candidates in a community that would form the government of the country.
The management structure in Parliament of the country needs to be revised to create an environment of unity, where the representatives not in power as government must make their contributions to improve national management not as an opposition force to government that was elected to the position of management.
This structure has been promoting division in society instead of promoting working towards the national good and in the process consuming national resources unwisely.
Remembering that all selected representatives of the people should have a common objective of minimising trouble calls for co operation in the Parliament to agree on solutions to bring about improvement.
Constructive contributions to address issues in the country will be recognised as coming from your political party as will be perceived by the national population in considering your challenges in future general elections. Especially when used by the government in power, to provide a problem solution or an answer.
Every one was provided with the time opportunity to look at their lives in the society as well as to consider the democratic management that is being conducted by the elected government that had to take the unplanned emergency action, to defend the nation from the virus action, which achieved the international status of pandemic proportions, as it spread throughout the world of nations, attacking and destroying human lives on every occasion.
This was a significant and good management decision saving lives of all people in the nation, that the government in power demonstrated its ability, to make the tough decisions protecting the country, which citizens will have to take into consideration, when deciding on selecting candidates and political affiliation.
In freedom and democracy everyone determines their priority and vote for any candidate impressing them briefly without considering their potential to discharge management responsibility.
Education should prepare them to think before acting and reason to understand actions they propose taking, as every action will have consequences in reality that could determine their future quality of life.