The Governance Assurance Committee of Parliament has engaged with Civil Society Organisations (CSO) from all over the country as part of their efforts to include the citizenry in their efforts to make the Executive accountable for the promises they make.
Giving the purpose of the event, the Chairman of the Committee, Honourable Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzrah, said the committee had been relatively dormant over the past few years but has recently received financial support from STAR-Ghana which has helped them to amplify their activities.
Mr Kwame Ahiabenu II, the head of Pen Plus Bytes, the organisation that designed the online platform (assurances.gov.gh) and the social media accounts for the committee, demonstrated how the committee would engage with people through their online platforms and text messages.
Honourable Alban Bagbin, who was present to lend his experience to the committee, praised the leadership of the committee for their work in opening up the activities of the committee to the general public. He explained that the committee would be unable to address all the promises made by the Executive, but they will work on promises made before Members of Parliament.
After the presentations, the CSOs were given the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions to the committee.