The socio-economic development of our country does not just reside in the advancement of accountable public policy, it resides more in the citizenry’s response to policy and policy making. The power of a country resides in its citizenry and the success of policy thrives in the responsibility of the citizenry.
Our country requires us to drive it towards maximising its potential. We are required to be responsible and contribute towards advancing the good and success of public policy. This includes us honouring our civic responsibilities, our attitudes towards the environment, moral and ethical responsibilities and the consciousness and passion to demand policy and public service accountability.
As citizens, for our conditions to improve, we need to demand that which is right and hold policy makers accountable. We must honour our civic responsibilities. We must be socially responsible. We must suppress the political colouring of our analysis, opinions and actions, and gravitate towards that which we honestly identify as in the superior interest of the State. We must realise we are policy actors with the power to influence the course of policy.