The business case for democracy

I was asked on a recent TV interview by Rev Fr George Ehusani how ordinary people who are busy working in their offices could ever find the time to get registered to vote and collect their voters’ cards, considering how difficult the process has always been. He was of the opinion that it was easier for CEOs like himself and I to find the time to do this, but the same could not be said of the people who work with us. My answer was simple – if the CEOs understood the business case for a strong and virile democracy, they will have special leave days created to enable ALL employees to be registere…

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