Government seeks citizen views on quality of services

Twaweza, as part of its contribution to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), has launched a competition that offers laptops to individuals and schools of their choice for submitting the best views about improving the quality of health, education and water services, and what citizens can do to make a difference.

The Government of Tanzania is seeking the views of citizens on how to strengthen quality, transparency and accountability of service delivery in these areas. Twaweza is supporting Government efforts in this regard, by creating popular materials and helping to review inputs received from people.

Amongst the popular materials that will be used to promote this competition are booklets created in conjunction with Tamasha. Details of these can be found at Celebrate your views

Rakesh Rajani, Head of Twaweza, said “The Open Government Partnership is a new approach to governance that embraces partnership between those who govern and those who are governed to solve our greatest challenges. Soliciting citizens’ views on improving service delivery is a vital first step in making this vision a reality and Twaweza is delighted to be able to support the Government in popularising the call for opinions.”  

The competition was launched with an event featuring the leader of OGP in Tanzania Honourable Mathias Chikawe (Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs), Richard Mabala (Director of Tamasha) and John Ulanga (Executive Director, Foundation for Civil Society).

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