Participants and organizers in a group photograph
The Knowledge Kinetics Organization (2KO), in partnership with the Multimedia Group, on Tuesday launched the Knowledge Ghana Project (KGP) in Accra.
The project aims at transforming Ghana
through localizing the knowledge economy agenda and monitoring the public sector
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 2KO,
Dr. Edwin Acheampong, in his address, said the project is to help public sector
organizations to become efficient internally and externally.
He added that the project will bring
to the fore pragmatic strategic options to grow intellectual capabilities to
improve efficiency in policy making and public service delivery.
“The service delivery among public
sector organizations in Ghana is not the best, which is why we are launching
this project to intervene in the situation,” he said.
He stated that the Knowledge Ghana Project
would collate and make available to the public the service standards and
procedures of all MDAs and MMDAs via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter
and the newly designed mobile phone application, KnowApp.
“A template will be designed to use
to collect data like service standards, service offers, compensation to
customers, penalties and all other relevant information about all public sector
organizations,” he disclosed.
According to him, the project would
create an information society where the average Ghanaian would be privy to
99.99% of all information relevant to him or her.
Mr. Acheampong said that 2KO, in
partnership with the Multimedia Group, would adopt modalities to persuade the
government, MDAs and MMDAs to ensure excellent service delivery.
He added that when Ghanaians have
the requisite information, it would be difficult for civil and public servants
to take them for granted and extort money from them when accessing government
Dr Edwin urged the government to
come on board and help Ghana go beyond intellectual aid before financial aid.
The programme was attended by dignitaries and representatives from several ministries, government institutions.
By Nii Adjei Mensahfio and Maame Anima Akowuah