Here I explain the background to the People’s Agenda and why the NGOs felt the need to come up with the five key points.
Basically, we felt that the political discourse was neglecting the many pressing social issues of the day in the run-up to the general election. We wanted the political parties and political leaders to focus on these issues in their campaigning rather than on the divisive issues of race and religion.
The five key points in the People’s Agenda:
- Uphold the dignity and quality of life of the people
- Promote equitable, sustainable development and address the climate crisis
- Celebrate diversity and inclusivity
- Save democracy and uphold the rule of law
- Fight corruption and cronyism
Check out the full People’s Agenda, which has been endorsed by over 50 civil society organisations.
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