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October 4, 2010

A maturing active citizenry

By Kambes Kesolei

In our first editorial of the year published on January 5, 2010 titled “2010: The year of the citizens” looks to be more prescient everyday.

“The public is showing signs of maturity. A civic movement of citizens is steadily coming out to fill the void that has been missing from the current crop of political leaders. It has emerged because they deserve more than the low quality work generated from the halls of Ngerulmud. The deep public cynicism has moved the citizens to push for counter-narratives on real substantive issues and to make sure that the political class is held accountable for their words and actions…So it is with optimism that this year 2010 will mark the turning point for the Republic. The citizens will make sure that it will no longer be business as usual for the political leaders…”

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