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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Activists join forces to ‘educate Goans’ before polls

Panaji: Activists from various parts of the state have come together on a common social platform, United for Mother Goa—Goenchea Lokancho Awaaz, to rededicate themselves to the governance of Goa and work to protect it from illegalities and corrupt practices of the government.

Where the elections are concerned, the group will work to educate Goans about the necessity to have good political leaders, the evils and good of parties and the effect they will have on the existence of Goa and goenkarponn.
Judith Almeida, one of the members, told reporters on Wednesday that instead of improving, the quality of life has gotten worse after liberation. She criticized the lackadaisical attitude of the government in preventing severe erosion to Goa's coast stating that CRZ (coastal regulation zone) violations affect ordinary people living along the coast. What's the point of a government that doesn't ensure the NGT orders are enforced, she asked.
The members claimed that not a single problem has been solved post liberation, exposing the state to environmental destruction, casinos, flesh trade among other issues.
heritage activist Prajal Sakhardande said that the group will look at bringing in political change in the 2017 elections through a social movement as they have been let down by political parties in the past. that have destroyed Goa's natural heritage and is selling Goa to the highest bidder.
Social activist Claude Alvares said the group will try to be the conscience of the state and speak out about illegalities and good developments across political parties. He also stated that the group would support any good candidate irrespective of their political party.
He also spoke of the goenchi mati campaign which is challenging 88 mining leases in the state.

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