We need better quality leadership in The Bahamas.
The question is how do we get it.
It seems in this country when you get in power you hold on until you die. This leads to stagnation of ideas and mediocre leaders more concerned with remaining in power rather than working hard for change.
I believe term limits would greatly increase the quality of leadership and accelerate the pace of change in The Bahamas.
Here is what I propose
Two consecutive terms max for Prime Minister after which retires from front line politics
3 consecutive terms for Members of Parliament after which the member returns to private life for at least 10 years.
Imagine for a moment the kind of impact this would have on this country.
One of the major benefits will be that elected officials would be very aware of the limited time they have to make an impact and so would be very focused on getting results.
Another benefit would be the increased leadership opportunities available to all, increasing participation and development within government and the private sector.
Just some random thoughts. What do you think?
Should we have term limits? What is the max period you think an individual should remain in parliament?