GOOD, INCLUSIVE AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE: A BETTER ROUTE TO NATIONAL PROSPERITY

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GOOD, INCLUSIVE AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE
GOOD, INCLUSIVE AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE

There has been so much advocacy for good governance but the fact is that governance must also be transparent and inclusive if a nation truly wants to be prosperous.

Good, inclusive, and transparent governance is indeed a key aspect that contributes to national prosperity. It involves creating a system where every citizen is represented, their voices are heard, and their needs and rights are recognized and respected.

When governance is done effectively and transparently, it helps to build trust among the citizens and ensures accountability in the decision-making process.

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Transparency in government processes can be improved in several ways to promote inclusive decision-making. Lets see the following suggestions:

1. Unrestricted access to information:

Governments should make relevant information easily accessible to all citizens. This could be achieved through online portals, public notices, or even interactive public hearings where citizens can ask questions and voice their concerns.

2. Enhance Accountability:

Implement robust mechanisms to hold public officials accountable for their actions. This can include measures such as regular audits, performance evaluations, and strong disciplinary processes for misconduct.

3. Strengthen whistleblower protections:

Develop and enforce comprehensive laws that protect individuals who expose corruption or unethical practices within the government. This encourages transparency by providing a safe environment for whistleblowers to come forward.

4. Foster citizen participation:

Actively involve citizens in the decision-making process by seeking their opinions, feedback, and suggestions. This can be done through public consultations, town hall meetings, or online platforms where citizens can contribute their ideas.

5. Implement open data policies:

Governments should adopt open data policies, making public data readily available for analysis and scrutiny by independent organizations and citizens. This promotes transparency and allows for evidence-based decision-making.

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With the highlighted steps, governments can improve transparency, empowering citizens to actively participate in decision-making processes and ensuring that a wide range of perspectives are considered.

Our collective prosperity is harped on good, transparent and inclusive governance.

Amb. Kingsley Enwelim Nwanze
Director General/CEO

Centre for Leadership and Creative Entrepreneurs in Africa (CELCE-AFRICA)
+234-7039665862
[email protected]

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