APP allows public to access info on govt spending

Economy September 13, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

New mobile application ‘Where Did the Tax Go?’ was introduced yesterday at the international exhibition “Digital Thailand Big Bang 2014”, intended for the public to track government spending and procurement.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, while visiting the public relations booth of the application, called for the public to download and try using the app for information about the government’s income and expenditure.

The application is in conformity with the information act which allows the public to access government information in order to curb corruption. It also has a channel for users to report graft.

Prayut said that the government was sincere in its attempt to combat graft. The most important thing was that people needed to know how the taxes are spent, he said.