TransGov Online platform to track government projects launched

Developed by a group of young Ghanaians, TransGov will now make it easy for ordinary citizens to follow keenly government projects in their localities.

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A web-based platform to track the progress of government projects has been launched in Accra.

Developed by a group of young Ghanaians, TransGov will now make it easy for ordinary citizens to follow keenly government projects in their localities.

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When citizens visit the website (http://www.transgovgh.org/), they will be able to browse a host of government's developmental projects, such as schools, hospitals and roads, their dates of commencement, the budget allocated, geo-location and other relevant information.

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The platform is also another avenue for government to communicate with the people about the work it is doing.

Jerry Akanyi-King, chief executive of TransGov, said the platform “aims to strengthen citizen oversight of local government projects for participatory, transparent and accountable service delivery and feedback processes.”

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The chairperson of the event, Dorothy Gordon, who is also the Director- General of the Kofi Annan ICT Centre, tasked the TransGov team to involve more citizens especially women in its make up in order to enjoy the numerous benefits of diversity.

A mobile app, SMS and an interactive voice response system (which is targeted at non-literates) will also be rolled out in stages. The Greater Accra is the first region to have its projects listed on the website.

The team behind TransGov won a competition called Tech4Governance in 2015 and are supported by Penplusbytes and Making All Voices Count.



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