Guiding Principles for Governance
Place power in the hands of citizens
Changing the relations of power so that greater power would reside with the wider population as opposed to being concentrated in the hands of those in government. Such a shift will involve greater participation of our people in the decision making process. No longer would our participation in the governance process be limited to voting once every five years in a general election and once every three years in a local government election.
Redress the balance of power
Ensure the relations of power are more balanced and that the relevant checks on that power are in place, so that all decisions of the government are fair, equitable and non-discriminatory.
Transparency and Accountability
Establish and enforce systems to ensure that the decision making process is transparent and information made available to all citizens; and elected officials, as well as those employed in state agencies are held accountable for their decisions. Furthermore, we recognize that having a well regulated public procurement process is key to ensuring that transparency and accountability prevail in governance.
Promote Morality in Public Affairs
Ensure that those who are charged with the responsibility of governing our country must conduct public affairs in the best interest of the national community and not for private gain or self-interest and/or the benefit of friends and relatives.
Each citizen has a critical role
Recognize that all citizens - elected officials, persons who are employed in state institutions, as well as the wider population - have an indispensable role in the process of governance. As such, each of us must accept and fulfil our responsibility and not shirk or ‘pass the buck’ to someone else.