We need to change our political behaviour
There is a strong positive correlation between democracy, good governance and accountability. Democracy facilitates accountability, which in turn facilitates development. A lack of democracy almost inevitably leads to a lack of accountability, which in turn impacts negatively on development.
Extract from “Improving public accountability: The Guyana experience 1985-2007”
Today is the last day of the year, and within hours, we begin our journey into the New Year. Traditionally, as individual citizens, we make resolutions, for example, to abstain from alcohol or smoking, to be kinder and nicer to others, and to work harder to achieve our goals in life. We also reflect on our past mistakes and resolve not to repeat them.