KAMPALA – Africa Leadership Institute http://aflinstitute.net is running a web-based platform to track the performance of Members of Parliament basing on the ability to respond to issues brought to their notice by the citizens in their constituencies.
The project dubbed MP SCAN is a collaboration of Africa Leadership Institute, Uganda Management Institute and FIT Insights with support from DGF to promote representation in Parliament.
Speaking to the Executive Director David Pulkol, he says based on research findings in the previous Parliamentary Performance Scorecards that the organization has been publishing annually, it was noted that there was a huge gap specifically in the flow of information between the MPS and the voters.
“Through this online platform, a voters’ voice can be heard by reporting about the issues in the constituency seeking an answer from their Member of Parliament.”
The mpscanug.com platform allows citizens to take photographs and upload them with questions directed to Members of Parliament for answering to create a close interaction with their voters.
The platform has mechanisms to protect the identity of the user, however, it requires the citizens to have an email to be able to sign-up and receive feedback basing on the issues they will have raised.
The project will also have a mechanism of USSD codes intended for citizens that do not have access to smartphones or living in areas with a poor internet connection.
The MP will also be able to have first-hand information from the constituency and raise the same issues of National importance on the floor of Parliament for answers from the govevernment including MDAs, officials like the line Ministers or during the Prime Ministers question time.
The organisation is in its final stages of publishing the lastest Parliamentary Performance Scorecard for the individual Members of Parliament in 10th Parliament.
Register now with mpscanug.com to ask questions and track the status and performance of your MP.