Local councillors should be picked by the people


THERE are governments people can change through the ballot box and there are governments that stay regardless which party is in power. The people cannot vote their local government, meaning the local council, or the people who work there, meaning the civil servants, out of office. If they are unhappy with the council and how it does its work, what can they do? It is the same for other governmental agencies. One non-governmental organisation (NGO) leader in…

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