Time and again, we have had politicians design, plan and write up 5YDP for our District.
Half the time most of these 5YDPs are Copy Paste documents from past politicians or from some other District’s 5YDP from other Members of Parliament from another District.
Politicians are seasonal individuals.They come and go after every 5 years.
So why would we put the planning and designing and writing of our District’s 5 Year District Development Plan in their hands and expect them to do a better job?
Most of the time all they will be worried about is how to repay their mates, campaign sponsors, and political affiliates and associates during the course of their term in Office. Hence the 5YDP that they come up with will not be very reflective of what Goilala needs.They will even be funding projects with the mindset of having enough money pooled together for their up and coming campaign.
So in my humble view, all 5DYPs must and should be thoroughly planned, designed and written by the District Administration Team – headed by the District Administrator aka CEO.
The CEO with the help of the District Planner and the District Treasurer work with the different sector coordinators with assistance from LLG Managers from the 3 LLGs.
These people should be the brains behind the 5YDP of our District.
When a politician gets elected, he/she should be handed the already prepared and finalized 5YDP to implement.
POLITICIANS MUST NEVER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING ANY 5YDP.