The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
Young People’s Views on the Performance of Political Appointments
A territory-wide telephone survey on 532 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that more than half of them expected the Principal Officials under the Political Appointment System could have the abilities to grasp public opinions (57.7%), or with accountability spirit (55.2%). Yet, some 65% (64.8%) of the respondents did not think that they trusted the Principal Officials.
Regarding the biggest problem of the System, 43.9% of the respondents said that there was a lack of a mechanism in monitoring the performance of the politically-appointed officials. 35.2% referred it to the poor transparency of the appointment process.
With the development of the society, while the political landscape of the society is full of challenges, it is worth putting more efforts on strengthening the mutual trust and understanding between the public and the officials, as well as to improve the governance performance of the officials.