‘Voter apathy threat to democracy’
The Executive Secretary of the National Interest Movement (NIM), a non-partisan political movement, Dr Susan Adu-Amankwah, has underscored the need for a system change towards building a prosperous democratic, good governance and the rule of law society for the citizenry.
She explained that the prevalence of voter fatigue and loss of interest in the options offered by the nation’s democracy, good governance and the rule of law so far in the Fourth Republic calls for the need for relevant constitutional and institutional reforms.
“A recent survey bolstered long suspected signs of voter fatigue and loss of interest in the options offered by our democracy so far in the fourth republic is tantamount to a significant vote of no confidence in the capacity of our democracy, good governance and the rule of law to deliver on expectations of voters and it is against the background of discontent that is demanding a system change.
“We need to embark on some very relevant constitutional and institutional reforms without which, we cannot build a prosperous democratic, good governance and the rule of law society for the citizenry which is based on the urgent need the movement is founded hence prior to its launch, NIM is expected to commence official conversations with relevant stakeholders towards building a prosperous society for all,” Dr Adu-Amankwah stressed.
Touting the media’s significance in the movement’s activities, she indicated that the media is about the movement’s most important stakeholder in the media and public sphere, hence its decision to have a special conversation with them ahead of its grand launch.
Dr Adu-Amankwah noted that as agenda setters and moderators of public discourses, it was in the movement’s collective interest to help them understand the issues at stake for further conversations adding that “all the citizenry must come together to demand a system to make our democracy, good governance and the rule of law functional.” -classfmonline.com