There are technologies out there that the government is using like sage account, other data entry software's and so forth but non of them is effective enough to make them accountable..... The big factor is the Ghanaman that will be entering data in to the software.. attitude, mindset of the Ghanaman like @swiftblack
There should be a tech company under the Government that develops and provides direction in the use of Internet-based technologies to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with the Ghanian Government, save taxpayer monies, and streamline citizen participation when it comes to governance.
The Ghana Administration(POLITICAL PARTIES) should be committed to a broad-based set of activities to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in budget, management, operational, and policy decisions, including:
(1) making better use of already-collected data within government agencies
(2) promoting the use of high-quality, low-cost evaluations and rapid, iterative experimentation
(3) adopting more evidence-based structures for grant programs
(4) building agency evaluation capacity and developing tools to better communicate what works for the nation all in the eyes of the public.
This will give the public an unedited view of the Government in Power, that way they will become accountable.
"Who are the innovators developing new solutions to encourage greater citizen engagement?" ..Well there are various tech companies popping up in Ghana, can really pin point one that is capable of developing new solutions for our Government that involve some of the points i made above...
One thing we should also really consider is sometimes its not technology
issue, typical example is 3 million dollars for player appearance fee in Brazil World Cup, if the team had progress to the finals, we would have spent over 6 million dollars on the world cup just for the playing body and management team alone. Now addition millions of dollar was use for the preparation.... Technology
will be sh*t if the people at the realms of affair do not spend well and change their mindset.... Even when they are caught, they are not dealt with(punish) like the famous case of Afriyie Ankra... who is still a minister of state today as we speak despite the outrage of Ghanians. this only encourages thievery in Governance.