SIGNING CEREMONY TO FEATURE YOUTH EXPRESSIONS
Written by CSO on November 6, 2017
Members of the public are invited to witness the signing ceremony of the Code of Political Conduct to Guide the General Election Campaign. This year public signing ceremony will feature youth expressions and messages from youth to those offering themselves to be stewards of the nation’s business.
The signing ceremony will take place this afternoon – Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 2.00 p.m. – at the Public Workers Union Conference Rm. Invitations have been sent to thirteen political parties and independent candidates.
The Code of Political Conduct sets out guidelines for the political campaign to which candidates are being requested to voluntarily adhere. It is intended to:
- Facilitate the accountability of those persons putting themselves up for office
- Encourage persons putting themselves up for office to address issues of concern to the electorate and pertinent to the development of the country.
- Mobilize the participation of the civil society and public at large in the process of general elections
The Code makes provisions for a Watch Dog Committee which will liaise with the general public to monitor candidates’ adherence to the guidelines set out in the Code.
The Code of Political Conduct was first initiated for the January 1999 general elections.