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Until there’s a system change, voter apathy will continue - NIM

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 Source: Class FM

A non-partisan political movement, National Interest Movement (NIM), has underscored the need for a system change toward building a prosperous society for all.

According to its Executive Secretary, Dr Susan Adu Amankwah, the prevalence of “voter fatigue and loss of interest in the options offered by our democracy so far in the fourth republic” calls for the need for “some very relevant constitutional and institutional reforms.”

Dr Amankwah stated in a press release: "A recent survey bolstered long suspected signs of voter fatigue and loss of interest in the options offered by our democracy so far in the fourth republic. This is tantamount to a significant vote of no confidence in the capacity of our democracy to deliver on expectations of voters. It is against this background of discontent that NIM is demanding a system change."

She added, "We need to embark on some very relevant constitutional and institutional reforms without which, we cannot build a prosperous society for all. It is based on this urgent need NIM was founded."

Prior to its launch, NIM is expected to commence official conversations with relevant stakeholders "towards building a prosperous society for all".

Touting the media’s significance in the movement’s activities, she explained: "The media is about our most important stakeholder in the media and public sphere, hence, we have decided to have a special conversation with them ahead of our grand launch. As agenda setters and moderators of public discourses, it is in our collective interest to help them understand the issues as stake for further conversations," adding that: "All citizens must come together to demand a system to make our democracy functional."

Source: Class FM

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