Kogi State Government has approved the deployment of the Kogi State Open Governance and Accountabity System, KOGAS.
KOGAS is a platform designed to bring Government Officials to public accountability and breed grassroots participation in governance.
The System which is first of it’s kind in the country is to be operated and managed by the Kogi State Ministry of Information and Communication.
The state commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo made this known on Wednesday after the state executive meeting held at the banquet hall of the state government House, Lokoja.
Fanwo said, “Council approved the deployment of the Kogi Open Governance and Accountability System. KOGAS is a platform that will bring Government Officials to public accountability and breed grassroots participation in governance. The System is to be operated and managed by the Kogi State Ministry of Information and Communication.”
Speaking further, Fanwo said the system, which is an online application, will hold public office holders accountable to the people of the state.
He said, “Poised to run an all inclusive government, the platform will be open and available to all Kogites as an avenue to score each sectors of the state based on its performance and to allow the people ask relevant questions from the leadership.
“The Ministry and custodian of the website, (Ministry of Information) will upload alongside an online digital album where pictures of state government projects will be displayed.
“The platforms which is first of its kind in the country, will fastrack effective feedback mechanism for government and promote efficient service delivery to the people.”
KOGAS, as a scheme, had received kudos from many quarters right from its incubating stage.