Thursday, 21 April 2011
Algeria: New citizens' initiative launched
The organisers have launched an internet site, www.nabni2012.org, and are encouraging ordinary Algerians to make concrete and simple proposals, which will then be voted upon. The 10 most popular measures will be put to the Algerian authorities every Wednesday.
Nabni has already made some basic suggestions to start off its campaign. These include asking the government to reduce by 20 per cent the documents required for the 20 most common administrative procedures for Algerians; the creation of a free phone information line and website to report administrative abuses; launching a pilot scheme to direct financial aid in rural areas to those who need it most; and measures aimed at simplifying the procedure for starting up new businesses.
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