The lack of accountability of politicians and civil servants have played a major role in preventing Sustainable development from taking root in many parts of the world. A particular example can be seen in Prince George’s County – Maryland. A combination of political will from the top and public pressure from the base is the most effective way to generate accountability. Democratic governments attain their legitimacy from the people; their credibility depends on accountability and transparency. The primary victims of corruption—citizens and the international community— are the groups that most demand honesty in the government, and they have the most to gain from economic life governed by the rule of law. In order to establish an effective accountability system, policymakers need to focus their efforts on achieving the following goals:
- People in key executive or civil service positions alike must strengthen the public sector’s institutions;
- Politicians and employees should be held collectively accountable for fulfilling the government’s responsibilities and commitments;
- Ordinary politicians and bureaucrats must be more responsive to the needs of private sector firms and the public;
- and citizens, the private sector, media, and civil society must be educated and empowered to increase the accountability of the public sector.
Therefore, to create accountability in Prince George’s County public schools, we must create transparency and accountability in many ways. Corruption begins in schools then spreads. Dr. William Hite Jr and Monica Goldson who started all these problems seems to be the spear of this corruption in the school system needs to be exposed and let go. We (the citizens) of Prince George’s County – Maryland deserve better. Please don’t forget to tweet this and share in your facebook accounts. We must address this together.
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