In furtherance of and the deepening of good governance and Parliamentary Democracy in Ghana, Parliament is reaching out to its constituencies through the digital platform.

Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra, Chairman, Government Assurance Committee of Parliament
Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra, Chairman, Government Assurance Committee of Parliament

The Government Assurances Committee of Parliament, on Monday, re-launched its online platform dubbed ?connecting Citizens to Parliament? via its website www.assurances.gov.gh.

The initiative is to help Parliament?s Committee on Government Assurances to undertake its full mandate of monitoring all assurances and promises made by the executive arm of government.

The project is in collaboration with Penplusbytes with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa(OSIWA).

?The Connecting Citizens to Parliament? project is set to boost the capacity of the Committee on one hand and citizens on the other hand by increasing and closing feedback loops via SMS web-platform, mobile app as well as social media tools,? the organizers have stated.

According to the Chairman of the Committee on Government Assurances, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra, the project which started as a pilot last year with funding from STAR-Ghana is now scaled up to reach more citizens with technical and financial support from OSIWA.

He said the project will bring together stakeholders such as Members of Parliament, government officials, ordinary citizens, CSOs, and the media to the table using digital platform with the hope that there will be fruitful deliberations on how collectively democracy can be made to work for Ghana through closing the feedback loop.

Source: Clement Akoloh

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