At www.yourbudgit.com/kut , IT firm BudgIT lets you click and cut sections of the budget and design your own version of the national budget. Make sure you share the eye-catching graphs and charts.
As suggested in a previous post, we can allow staff of each ministry, department, or agency (MDA) make budget reviews - sent to a confidential address - and when the streamlining is implemented, staff get paid significantly more for saving us all money.
One could imagine civil servants finally being able to report their thieving bosses, a finance officer revealing how much of the budget request is fictitious, speaking out to cut down excessive entitlements, and a small fraction of the recovered money going back to supplement the wages e.g. with a budget savings bonus.
I will like to see the budget platform at yourbudgit.com broadened to allow agency-by-agency
budget reviews for each budget item, and a robust, easy-to-use,
whistle-blower platform e.g. lets you put in a written report with
supporting images and documents. Then of course, it should be flexible, so that other countries, states, companies, and entities can use it for transparent budgeting.
Progress: In this land of "Nigerian time", it was amazing, great, that the 2013 budget was presented on time, in late 2012.
Next Goal: To have a more rational budget for 2014 that is aligned with our growth and development goals.
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