A majority of people agree that the cabinet should be reshuffled, especially at the Agriculture and Cooperatives and Commerce ministries, according to an opinion survey carried out by National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
The poll was conducted on 1,251 people aged 18 and over of various levels of education and education throughout the country on Nov 8-9 to compile their opinions whether there should be a cabinet reshuffle before an election tentatively set for late 2018.
A majority of the respondents, 68.11%, said they want to see a cabinet reshuffle because the existing cabinet is not capable of solving problems; only 16.17% disagree, reasoning that a reshuffle would disrupt the implementation of various policies; and,15.19% were uncertain or had no comment.
Asked in which ministries they want to see changes of ministers, the first five ministries named by the respondents are the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry (20.38%), the Commerce Ministry (16.07%), the Finance Ministry (7.27%), the Education Ministry (5.60%) and the Interior Ministry (5.20%); 16.87% were uncertain or had no answer.
Asked which problems should be solved before the election, a majority, 53.28%, mentioned the economy problem; 31.12% the people’s welfare and livelihood; 30.24% the agriculture; 15.28% corruption; 13.76% drugs and crime; 12.08% education; 8.24% conflicts in society; and, 7.68% the country’s reform.