Website for posting feedback on state officials launched in Ukraine
Personal details of 70,000 Ukrainian state officials and civil servants have been published online. Official lists of employees of over 800 government agencies and organizations are now available at stophab.org
Site users can submit their feedback on each official or civil servant, and publish any relevant and valuable information.
"The start of this project ‘opens’ the government to people and allows any person to post feedback on state officials, civil servants, doctors, teachers and other government employees," – explains Oleksandr Brel, the site’s editor and head of NGO "Stophab social movement".
"In addition,” adds Brel, “Stophab journalists run their own anti-corruption inquiries and publish their results on the profiles of corresponding public officials. Unfortunately, this is the reason why we often have to face their worst representatives: outright bullies, criminals and even mentally unstable individuals."
It was in August 2015 that the presidential petition №22/000532-ep on the creation of an online resource with feedback on state officials and public servants quickly found 25,000 supporters and was approved by the President.
At that time, Petr Poroshenko noted that such an online service would make it possible to conduct high-quality ongoing analysis of the execution of state functions and align the current state of government policy implementations with people’s expectations, as well as to establish a dialog between the society and the state. At the same time, Mr. President also commented that a proper implementation of such an initiative would require considerable efforts in terms of time, money and infrastructure.
A year after, it can be concluded that NGO’s were the only type of organizations who managed to implement the project suggested by the petition. The government has failed to do it.