As I listen to the trucks blaring music and the horns blowing and loud voices screaming as the endless motocade passes my corner on the way to fort charlotte, I can’t help but wonder, How Many?
No, not how many are in the crowd. I’m not thinking of the asinine phrase loooooka da PEOPLE. No I’m wondering how many of these people will care after election is over?
After the posters come down and all the rallies are finished, how many of these people will pay attention to what their representatives are doing and the mess they are getting this country into.
After the fashion show of most creative outfit using party t-shirts has finished, after the yellow and red hair dye and weave have been removed, will they care about what is happening. And more importantly will the politicians who are so fervently seeking their vote now even care enough to visit their constituency offices?
If these people who are all out partying, cussing one another and screaming slogans would spend 1 tenth of that energy holding the government accountable The Bahamas would be a better nation.
You Get the Government You Deserve
A co-worker recently said to me;
Who you vote for is who you will support for the next 5 years…. and meant it.
Is this what you believe? Once you cast your vote for someone you will support them regardless of their performance or lack thereof, not matter what they do?
Well not me!
If the person I vote for wins they will get my support as long as I feel they and their party are performing in the best interest of the people and country. If the other party wins, I will watch closely to see if they actually keep their promises.
This is what everyone should be doing. Day one go out and find your representative’s number and any other contacts.
The Issues we face are complex
I want to challenge you reading this to hold your representative and the government accountable, regardless of party.
The issues we have on the horizon are complex and could have long term consequences for the development of this country. Don’t think for a minute that we can not end up like a Jamaica or Haiti, because we can.
To the next Government of The Bahamas
If you think the old way of doing things is going to fly for the next five years, you are in for a rude awaking.
But more on that later.
What can we do to hold representatives accountable?