The Ghana Audit Service has launched a mobile application to enable it to track how public funds are effectively and efficiently used.
The application called the Citizens-Eye will enable individuals to report public officials who engage in corrupt practices as well as poor service delivery to the Audit Service via mobile phones.
According to the Audit Service, the mobile application dubbed Citizenseye will afford it the opportunity to monitor the activities of public officials on how they deliver services to the general public.
The public can now report officials from all sectors who fail to provide quality service by just sending a message to the Audit Service through the application. The Audit service will in turn relay that information to the appropriate institution to correct the anomalies.
“The public can now provide information to her outfit without fear of being victimized. Immediately we receive the information, we will rate in terms of High, Medium and low. We will then zoom in and focus our audit in the areas,” Deputy Auditor General in Charge of Finance and Administration, Roberta Asiamah-Appiah said at the launch of the application.
She added that the system will not be a one-on-one basis where individuals can interact with officials but rather, users can only post their issues there for officials to assess.
“This will help our leaders to focus on areas where they need to,” she added.
The Application was developed in collaboration with the GIZ.
Deputy Programme Director for Good Financial Governance in Africa, Tassilovon Droste said his outfit will monitor the progress of the application to ensure it achieves the needed results.