IMPORTANCE OF CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY
The importance of constituted authority in any society is so great. Recall from previous note that the aim of constituted authority is to enhance smooth running of the society by ensuring rights of each member are respected. Below are some of the importance of constituted authority
- Constituted authorities maintain laws and order to bring about development in the society.
- Constituted authorities work to ensure that rights of citizens or members of the society are protected.
- Constituted authorities work to protect lives and properties of citizens or members of the society:
- Religious constituted authorities direct the affairs of their societies and help members to be closer to God.
- Constituted authorities ensure the people live in peace and harmony with one another,
- They ensure orderliness in the state and help to settle dispute in the society.
Problems of Constituted Authorities
- Some leaders can become overbearing. This can result into favoritism or unfair judgments
- Corruption. Some leaders use their positions to engage in unwholesome practices in their ruthless pursuit to accumulate wealth.
- Not providing feedbacks: When citizens or members are not well carried along in the affairs of the society, they begin to criticize and lose confidence in the abilities of their leaders
- Power Drunk. Some leaders can become power drunk and become unwilling to relinquish their positions when their tenure is over.
- Selfishness. It’s been observed that some leaders are only concerned with themselves and families without regards for the rights of other members of the society.