From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, PCACC, has launched a mobile application, developed for receiving information from whistle blowers.
The application, named; Shawarata, was launched at the commemoration ceremony of International Anti-corruption Day, held at Coronation Hall, Kano state government house on Saturday.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado, said the application was part of the agency’s resolve to employ technology to check the excesses of corrupt practices in the state.
Rimin-Gado said the event was a strategy to enlighten the public on the dangers of corruption, which according to him, has negatively affected all strata of development in the country.
“Part of our resolve to strengthen fight against corruption and check the excesses of corrupt practices in the state is the introduction of technology by our agency.
“This is why we have developed a mobile app for receiving opinion, view, suggestions from members of the public.
“This event is key to fight against corruption as it enlightens the public about the dangers of corruption. Corruption has affected all strata of development,” he said.
In his presentation, Sadiq Yaya, PCACC’s Head of ICT, said the app is a platform where information could be received from members of the public.
According to him, the platform contain features to upload video and pictures by a user, adding that it is a user-friendly and fast.
He explained that the platform had also provided a feature to keep information provider as anonymous by providing options for anonymity of the user.
Yaya disclosed that the app has recorded 20 downloads so far, urging the general public to download it to provide suggestions, opinions and other information to the commission.
In his remarks, the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf said his administration had zero tolerance to corruption, that is why it had soft far recorded some giant strides.
According Yusuf, represented by his deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, the state government had recorded achievements so far as a result of blocking leakages since the inception of the administration.