Chad: As Déby Gets Presidential Mandate, Here Are Key Demands Chadians Should Make


As the people of Chad look towards their president-elect, Mahamat Déby, they need to demand a vision that prioritises stability, inclusivity, and development.

Development Diaries reports that Chad’s military leader, Deby, was declared the winner of the nation’s presidential election held on 06 May based on provisional results by the electoral body, the National Elections Management Agency of Chad.

Chad has faced significant challenges in recent years, including political instability, economic struggles, and security threats.

Findings by the World Bank show that poverty and vulnerability are pervasive in Chad, with 42.3 percent of the population living below the national poverty line.

The World Bank data also show that extreme poverty remains high in the country and rose significantly from 31.2 percent in 2018 to 34.9 percent in 2021 and 35.4 percent in 2023.

Corruption has long been a pressing issue in Chad, hindering progress and exacerbating inequalities; hence, the people of Chad should demand transparency and accountability from their president-elect.

Déby’s administration must prioritise anti-corruption measures, establishing robust mechanisms for oversight and accountability to ensure that public resources are used efficiently and ethically for the benefit of all citizens.

Furthermore, the people of Chad should demand tangible efforts to address the country’s socioeconomic challenges.

In N’Djamena, a voter, Ahaya Khalil, stated that she was backing Deby because of his pledge to provide employment. So, Deby owes it to his people to deliver on all his election promises.

Chadians must also demand investment in education, inclusive health care, infrastructure, and job creation initiatives to improve the standard of living for all Chadians.

They must also demand sustainable development policies that promote economic diversification and empower local communities, which will be essential for long-term prosperity.

Development Diaries calls on Chadians to hold their president-elect accountable to these demands to ensure a brighter future for their nation.

Photo source: Mahamat Deby


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