Fixing Ghana website gives citizens platform to report problems in their communities
In the wake of increasing agitation over unsolved pressing problems across the country, a group have developed a website that allows individuals to report issues that need fixing as well as solutions.
Fixing Ghana is “an open mobile responsive web portal accessible from any internet-enabled device”.
You either report a pending problem, report on a solved problem or propose a solution to a pending problem.
People who report issues are to fill forms that allow them to either upload a picture or video evidence of the problems and proposed solutions of the fixed situation (with before and after pictures or videos).
This map-based portal is divided into three broad categories; 1. Needs Fixing, 2. Propose fix and 3. Fixed, to enable citizens to make specific reports.
Below is the outline of how these subsections are defined
Needs Fixing: a form for reporting problems within communities that require fixing. Reports received will be compiled quarterly, segregated and forwarded to respective authorities (district assemblies, local government bodies, citizens, private sector, etc.) with the mandate or corporate social responsibilities to fix these problems.
Propose Fix: a form for reporting an identified problem and proposing a solution to the problem. Reports received will also be compiled quarterly, matched and forwarded to respective authorities (district assemblies, local government bodies, citizens, private sector, etc.) with mandate or CSR to fix these problems.
Fixed: Allows citizens, government authorities, religious groups and corporate bodies who contribute to fixing national problems to report on problems they fix. Citizens and groups who contribute to fixing problems will receive an “Omanbapa” Certificate for each problem fixed and have the bragging right of good citizenship by the number of certificates received.
Meanwhile, visitors on the portal can view the interactive colour-coded geographic details of reports.
Visit fixingghana.com to make or check out reports across the country.