Published on March 23, 2014 um 20:41
Summary of your idea
District.com.gh is a web application that provides a convenient platform for Ghanaian citizens to track developments in their various districts and also compare performance between two districts. This idea seeks to improve transparency in local governance in the country as well as bring competition among the districts which will lead to rapid development in the local areas.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
District.com.gh targets the various governmental agencies in the country. By collating all these developmental data and representing it in a manner accessible and understood by many Ghanaians, it hopes to bring more community discourse about the rate of growth in the various districts. The rate of success of this idea will be determined by how many people make use of the platform and/or make references to data on it.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I hope to build this project myself. As a software developer, I have the competence and technical know how to carry out this project. However, I plan to seek financial support from some developmental partners or transparency organizations in the country. District.com.gh will continue to operate on revenue from sale of developmental data to NGOs and agencies that need them. Also, revenue will be generated from advertisements by institutions in these districts.
I have over three years of experience working with startups in the areas of technology. I am currently an Entrepreneur-In-Training at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Accra, Ghana pursuing a post graduate course in software development and entrepreneurship. At the end of the course I hope to start a globally successful software company. I have skills in leadership, organization and media and the founder and Editor-In-Chief of OpinionGhana.com, an opinion based website for Ghanaian topics.
Stage of Idea
Your idea has a positive impact on
environment, education, health, poverty reduction
In the blue shirt is me after winning a blogging competition
At the right is me with Director of Test at Microsoft by name Shanku Niyogi