Morsi Meter: We Are Watching You Mr. President
Published Monday, 25 June 2012 17:00 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
He has barely been sworn in but already new Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is being called to account by the Egyptian people. This is the hotbed of Arab democracy after all and what better way to keep your president on his toes than an online campaign to track his election promises?
The new Morsi Meter is an initiative created by non-profit organization, Zabatak, designed to track whether the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) candidate follows through on pre-election promises. It follows in the footsteps of US initiatives, such as the truth-o-meter, outing lying politicians online. Even the cynical Egyptian Twitterati have so far been impressed by the idea.
www.morsimeter.com simply lists Morsi’s first one hundred days 64 promises regarding security, bread, traffic, fuel crisis and cleanness and will watch out the progress regarding these promises day by day by using citizen journalists from across Egypt and beyond.
Worth mentioning, Morsi has made promises regarding security which include launching an intensive media campaign on restoring the trust between citizens and police. For bread, one of the pledges Morsi made is to enhance the bread’s nutritional value as well as its productivity. For traffic, one of the pledges is to restructure the major squares all over the country.
Additionally, Morsi has also made promises on solving the fuel crisis including imposing stiff penalties on fuel smugglers. As for cleanness, one of the promises Morsi made is to assign local companies and the NGOs so as to collect garbage.