Written By: Majid al-Kibsi
Article Date: Jan 21, 2012 - 6:33:58 PM
New era, new government and definitely new Yemen.
The new government is not all we need to build a new Yemen, we need faithful officials and honest neighboring countries and most specifically less abusing friendly countries.
What we need most of all is loyal Yemenis, Yemenis who are dedicated to building a new Yemen.
Change should start from within; each Yemeni should start becoming pro-active, like Elvis Presley so cleverly said “little less conversation, little more action”
The Media should also assume their responsibilities, becoming the fourth authority which is responsible for following and monitoring the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, instead of following political agendas and affiliation.
The media should focus not on agitating and meddling, but rather on its monitoring role its awareness duties towards the public to encourage the nation citizens to work together at building a future for Yemen.
Furthermore, citizens should be more aware of the political situation. They should stop participating in the conflict taking place in between the different political parties. Yemen needs to stand as one against those who are trying to destroy it.
Nowadays, many streets are blocked by men who are demanding the release of convicted criminals, taking advantage of the current power-vacuum and lack of security. Will this be the new Yemen? Will the Arabia Felix become the land of mayhem and lawlessness?
As citizens, we should refrain from these acts; we should censor such wrongdoings and we should try to make positive changes instead of whining and complaining.
What we need to do now is look at ways in which we could change our society for the better; leaving behind old habits and destructive ways.
Local elected councils could act as mediator in case of conflicts, allowing the rule of law to prevail over chaos.
The tribes, one of Yemen’s biggest challenges should be made aware of their wrong doings as their actions are endangering the country’s institutions.
And if the tribes have an important role to play in Yemen’s next phase, it is through the state and its representatives that grievances should be dealt with, not by ways of arms.
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