As a rule, I stay away from the politics. You won’t catch me in any political gathering or covert meeting. I am a business man cum development consultant and a civil right campaignist.
I believe society is divided into three segments – the public, private and civic society segments.
I am not in Government, I repeat, I am not in Government, I am only active in the private sector and civic space. And those are the areas I make my contributions to the development of society.
Don’t allow misguided folks tell you we are all in government or if you are not in Government you can’t shape policies for better outcomes from the civic space via advocacy and policy-alternativism.
On the overall, remember that all Government electives and appointees are your employees, you shouldn’t take directives from them, they should take instructions from you, and don’t let any power-drunk hydrahead intimidate you to give-up this ideology and kowtow to their wrong and misguided orientation.
The assumption that we are all a political being might be true in principle but not in practice.
The Head of Opposition in countries like UK and elsewhere isn’t in Government but in public space.
We should strive to identify the difference and demarcate the fluid and multitasking bordering.
Society will evolve for good when we all stick to this sort of vital ideology and truest belief.
Richard F. Inoyo is the Country Director of Citizens Solution Network and the Principal Consultant of Carthinium Group Ltd.
NOTE: Opinions expressed in this article are strictly attributable to the author, Richard F. Inoyo and do not represent the opinion of CrossRiverWatch or any other organization the author works for/with.
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