Nahla | Sharing Thoughts
DREAMS ARE ATTAINABLE
I sent this to a friend and he laughed and said you’re living in “HaHa land” this will never happen in Lebanon. But look what the Lebanese have achieved, if all of us want the same thing we can make it happen! I want to dream, and although it remains a dream, I want to share it. Here is how I would like to vote...I want to vote for a plan..I don’t care who does it...I want to vote for actions not for people. Imagine if this was the process we use to decide who are the ministers that manage our country: Announce qualifications and conditions required to apply for the job of minister (we can learn from Canada on setting these). Initiate an automated system that receives applications, generates reference numbers for each application. The system will shortlist top 10 applicants for each vacancy based on set qualifications. Embed the constitution rules in the system, so if we want representation from different religions for example, representation of women etc..These can be included in the criteria of short listing! Top 10 applicants must be audited with a background check by a top firm in a neutral country such as Canada, Finland etc. Shortlisted names are requested to develop their proposed actions plans with clear deadlines and post them on the system. Names of the applicants are not mentioned, reference numbers are linked with the plans. Ask the people to vote online for the action plans not for the names of candidates Install needed technology in municipalities to facilitate voting for non computer literate (this can easily be mitigated). The plans that get the highest votes win and only then we uncover their names and accept to employ them. Assign a top audit firm to manage the ministers' meetings, follow up on progress and update the people with the action plans. Quarterly reviews! Ministers who don’t deliver on their action plans are fired by their employer i.e the people After all it’s just a job, why don’t we manage it the way we manage jobs?