A message for professionals and academics who really care for the country…

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Local Councils are a very important part of the country’s administration

A Mayer or a Chairman of a local council is in reality more powerful than a parliamentarian when it comes to the ability deliver some results for the community.

Traditionally political parties haven’t taken these responsibilities serious hence the quality of candidates in the past was not very high

This time at least one political party seems determined to raise the standard of candidates. This is what I hear and that’s good news.

They have already appointed a panel of experts to providing training to those who contest how to manage the local councils more effectively.

More professionals and academics should consider contesting. I recommend you to contest from any party you wish. You can contribute immensely if get elected. Rather than complaining about politicians here is an opportunity do some real social service.

Professionals and academics should not assume they couldn’t win. People are now tired of traditional politicians. So if you work hard you are likely to have a high chance of getting elected.

But for anything in life one should have commitment. Do not expect others to carry you. That is not a fair expectation. So put some effort your self.

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