In Summary
  • After the protracted and deeply divisive campaigns last year, people are tired with politics and want to get on with life.

  • For the past two years, the country has experienced economic stagnation that require singular resolve to reverse.

  • Corruption has resurfaced in a big way and threatens to undermine the gains in all sectors of the economy.

It is hardly a year after the elections yet politicians have hit the road with campaigns disguised as meet-the-people tours, which are bound to raise temperatures and derail the development agenda.

It is incredible that leading politicians are trashing alliances and are busy working on new coalitions — which simply means rallying their ethnic communities into unions with others in a bid to seek political power. It is raw greed for power; devoid of vision, mission or agenda.

We must resist this. After the protracted and deeply divisive campaigns last year, people are tired with politics and want to get on with life.

They demand services. Several indicators show that we are doing badly.

ECONOMIC STAGNATION

For the past two years, the country has experienced economic stagnation that require singular resolve to reverse.

Essentially, this was due to bad politics that one, consumed everybody’s energy at the expense of productive engagement and two, created tension that scared off investors. We cannot afford a similar scenario.

Next, governance and management of public resources is a real challenge.

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