Kanni Wignaraja: Open Government Listens to the People
UN resident coordinator Kanni Wignaraja says an open government is one that keenly hears and responds to the voices of its people, whether they voted for that government, or are of different opinions, religions, ethnicities and tribes.
Speaking yesterday during the celebrations to mark the African Public Service Day held under the theme “African Public Service in the Age of Open Government: Giving Voice to Citizens”, Wignaraja said an open government and with it an open public service, serves and protects all people on its territory.
Kanni Wignaraja (Bryn Mawr College Class of ’88) serves as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Zambia. She has been very involved in the development of The Women in Public Service Institute: Peacebuilding and Development as part of the Institute Planning Committee.