Mexico City - A number of civil organizations in Mexico have introduced a new mobile phone application designed for citizens to report corruption, something that is becoming more common elsewhere in the region despite uncertainty surrounding their efficacy.
The application, called Incorruptible (Incorruptible), was launched by the Mexican civil organization Political Edge (Borde Político) in collaboration with other civil organizations like Mexican Transparency (Transparencia Mexicana), El Financiero reported.
Manuel Silva Coache, the application's coordinator, told El Financiero that the app is "not only about making complaints, but will enable research and the diffusion of anti-corruption efforts."
In addition to reporting on corruption, citizens can also follow up on the complaints they have filed, track what other complaints have been made and even work with local officials, according to El Financiero.
Dante Preisser, the head of a joint unit that works with Mexico's National Anti-Corruption System within the Civil Service Secretariat (Secretaría de la Función Pública - SFP), said that the involvement of local officials is key given the prevalence of corruption at the local level.
However, the SFP is still configuring specifically how local officials will be involved.
This isn't the first app introduced in Mexico aimed at tackling corruption. In May of this year, the SFP introduced the Reporting Corruption app as an "agile and secure" way for citizens to file complaints against government officials.Original article