Monitoring of street cleaning staff through mobiles
A communication system where citizens report to the municipality on the performance of sweeper in their street to ensure he does his job.
Pakistan generates between 0.283 to 0.612 kg per capita per day of solid waste. This waste is normally dumped in low-lying land. Unfortunately all municipal waste is not regularly collected from households and collection points leading to littering in public places. Lack of collection increases pollution and results in clogging drains which causes sanitation problems. Consequently, it not only allows infections to flourish but also exposes the community to the risk of disease outbreak, including malaria.
A mobile application to connect the local municipal department and citizens with each other. Using the app the citizens will comment, question and update the waste collection service in their localities. The local municipal department will use this two-way communication channel to update the respondent when the issue is resolved. Once the collectors collect the waste they informed the municipality and municipality share this information with the respective citizen to verify the claim of collector. The local municipality may share the picture of the site after waste collection.
This communication channel is highly effective to create healthy and hygienic villages, towns and cities by improving the monitoring of staff through citizens. Municipality may spread information, run behavior campaigns and other communication campaigns for cleaner cities with wider coverage at cheaper costs.