CITIZENS’ MANIFESTO FOR THE 2018 ELECTIONS

 

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Me Vote Na Mi Life
MY VOTE MY LIFE

Download a PDF copy of the Citizens’ Manifesto HERE


CITIZENS’ MANIFESTO FOR THE 2018 ELECTIONS 

PRESS RELEASE

Today 29th July 2017, the Steering Committee for the development of a Citizens Manifesto wishes to inform the general public that it has launched the Citizens’ Manifesto at the Miatta Conference Center, ahead of Sierra Leone’s March 2018 elections. 
The Citizens’ Manifesto for Sierra Leone is a non-partisan public-interest initiative intended to provide scope for ordinary people to have their priorities and expectations feed into political party manifestos and the electoral process. The document embodies our aspirations for meaningful elections in March 2018. The final manifesto is the result of a long process of collecting voices and views of thousands of citizens followed by consultations and consensus building with up to 720 civic leaders, groups and private and public sector workers across Sierra Leone.
We hope that all the efforts put into this document will result in increased  political participation of marginalized segments of the population especially young Sierra Leoneans under 35 years, women and girls and persons living with disabilities. We also call for increased accountability of governance institutions and political candidates, starting with asset publication by presidential and parliamentary candidates upon nomination for the 2018 elections. We also ask that candidates engage in transparent campaign financing by opening campaign accounts in recognized banks and allowing periodic review of these accounts. To increase the stakes and benefits of citizens in agricultural and mining communities, we ask that existing mining and large scale agricultural land acquisition agreements be reviewed. 
We present these resolutions to the aspiring generation of political leaders and Election Management Bodies and humbly request that they subscribe to them, and work to accomplish them during and after the 2018 general elections. We believe that by responding to the resolutions in our Manifesto, political parties and the next administration can change the face and purpose of politics in Sierra Leone resulting in greater socio-economic development for its citizens.
We know that building democracy and accountable institutions is a long-term process, and so, we are committed to monitoring this Manifesto’s provisions and following up its implementation with the next administration. 
We call on all Sierra Leonean voters to make sure they know what is in the Manifesto and to make it an important part of their engagement with political parties and the succeeding administration.
We thank all citizens who took part in the consultations and the design of this manifesto and request your continued support as we follow up on the implementation of its provisions.
Long Live Democracy! God Bless Sierra Leone!
 

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