This partnership is aimed at promoting citizen participation in public service monitoring.
energy behind this partnership is the fact that Trac FM and RIC-NET
share common interests when it comes to promoting citizen participation
in service delivery and social accountability. Trac FM provides the
platform, trains users and necessary technical assistance to the radio
stations while RIC-NET works with the service monitors to create poll
Two weeks ago Trac FM team took a road trip to Fort Portal
and trained public service monitors and radio presenters affiliated to
RIC-NET on how to formulate poll questions.
During the training we
demonstrated how Trac FM works. In small groups we also gave
participants exercises to formulate poll questions. The radio
presenters who participated in the training gave great reviews and said
that the Trac FM platform will make it easy for them to give listeners
feedback on poll results during their interactive talk-shows.
the training two radio stations in the Rwenzori region have started
using Trac FM software to run poll questions during their weekly
talk-shows on service delivery. The two radio stations are Life FM in
the heart of Fort Portal and Kasese Guide Radio in Kasese.