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Youth group survey: more than 60% of members are dissatisfied with district councilors' performance in advocating the establishment of a monitoring system

2021-03-03T10:59:19.606Z

The nationwide "two sessions" to be held in Beijing are rumored to make major moves to revise Hong Kong's electoral system. Among them, the relevant seats in the Legislative Council and the District Councils of the Special Committee will be abolished. Hong Kong Elite Association and Hong Kong Youth



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Written by: Zhou Haoyi

2021-03-03 18:47

Last update date: 2021-03-03 18:47

The nationwide "two sessions" to be held in Beijing are rumored to make major moves to revise Hong Kong's electoral system. Among them, the relevant seats in the Legislative Council and the District Councils of the Special Committee will be abolished.

From the end of December last year to mid-January this year, the Hong Kong Elite Association and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups conducted a questionnaire survey on the "District Councils in the Eyes of Youth Groups". Evaluation and expectations of the performance of the district councils.

The survey results showed that 89.7% of the respondents agreed that district board members should swear to abide by the Basic Law, while only 5.5% of the respondents disagreed.

The survey also found that 43.3% of the respondents were very dissatisfied with the work performance of the district councillors in the past year, 18.9% said they were dissatisfied, and about 20% of the respondents believed that the performances of the district councilors were average. 6.5% and 7.5%.

The chairman of the Hong Kong Elite Club, Zeng Fengzhu, suggested that, referring to the survey results, the district council resources should be diversified and transferred to other advisory committees, including area committees, fire prevention and anti-crime committees. It is believed that disputes or political differences that hinder district work can be resolved. problem.

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Over 90% of respondents agree that district councils need to be reformed

According to the survey, 84.8% of the interviewees believed that the district council could not perform its role and complete the work that should be undertaken in the past year; 91.3% of the interviewees believed that the district council needs to be reformed to meet the expectations of the public, and about 8 of them agreed that monitoring should be established The system of district councilors, such as working hours, handling of cases, etc.; about 32% of the interviewees believed that the district council resources should be diversified and added to other advisory committees.

Regarding the selection of district councillors, the most interviewees said they would consider the past performance of district politics, accounting for 74.9%; the second was district political platform, accounting for 60.8%, and personal political orientation or party background ranked third, accounting for 45.3%.

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The chairman of the Hong Kong Elite Club Zeng Fengzhu said that the survey asked the interviewees’ expectations of the district councilors. Among them, more than 9 adults wanted the district councilors to personally contact the residents and listen to residents’ opinions and questions; 70% wanted the district councilors to maintain effective communication with the government , And only 38.5% of the respondents expect district councilors to raise questions about government work.

She suggested that, referring to the results of the survey, the resources of district councils should be diversified and transferred to other advisory committees, including area committees, fire prevention and fight crime committees, which are believed to solve problems that hinder district work due to disputes or differences in political views.

Zeng Fengzhu said that district board members do not have fixed working hours and do not need to report to their superiors. Their work performance depends on personal self-discipline and integrity. It is recommended that a system be established to monitor district board members to ensure that public funds are used properly.

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