Dear Editor – I would appreciate if you allow me a Column in your newspaper to highlight my momentary perspective on Good governance.
Good governance is about how best the public manages its resources and affairs.
Leaders should be accountable to the needs and interests of the citizens, and carry out their duties with great responsibility. Good governance is also about the realization of human rights and equitable development for the good of our country.
There are some principles of good governance which plays are very important roles and they are as follows; Participation, Transparency, responsiveness, consensus-oriented, equity and inclusiveness, efficiency and accountability.
To have the principles of good governance, therefore, strengthen the pillars of good governance.
The pillars are the key institutions and stakeholders within the economy that together form the national Integrity System, and if it is not functioning well, unethical acts and corruptions are likely to thrive.
These institutions are characterized by appropriate regulations for accountable behavior to provide an effective safeguard against corruption, abuse of power, malfeasance, and other misappropriation in a governance system.
The resulting effect is sustainable development, rule of law (equity) and quality of life, in which are all the dividends of good governance.
University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus, Suva