By Juma Nsubuga
The former polls commission for Nigeria and member African peer review mechanism panel member of eminent persons, Prof. Okon Edet has asked African governments to include youth and women in the governments of their respective countries noting that the two parties are a great catalyst to quick development of nations.
Prof Okon stated that African countries have alienated from youth and women on grounds that the two parties render little to national governance and development which is not right.
He also gives examples of USA, UK among other European countries which have involved women and youth in their governments and have developed very fast.
As Africa prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the African peer review mechanism (APRM), Prof. Okon Edet stressed that the standing problem for Africa is bad governance which needs to be aggressively worked upon if the continent is to realize drastic development at all levels.
He said that there is a disconnect by governments in Africa and the people they lead noting that this will continue to drag back smooth leadership and service delivery among African countries.