e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings

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Design of a Secure Public Accounts System for Enhanced War Against Corruption Using Intelligent Software Agent

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_23,
        author={Olugbemiga Popoọla and Kayọde Alese and Ayọdele Kupoluyi and Caleb Ehinju and Adebayọ Adetunmibi},
        title={Design of a Secure Public Accounts System for Enhanced War Against Corruption Using Intelligent Software Agent},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={Accountability Availability Integrity Confidentiality Public accounts Treasury Single Account},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_23}
    }
    
  • Olugbemiga Popoọla
    Kayọde Alese
    Ayọdele Kupoluyi
    Caleb Ehinju
    Adebayọ Adetunmibi
    Year: 2018
    Design of a Secure Public Accounts System for Enhanced War Against Corruption Using Intelligent Software Agent
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_23
Olugbemiga Popoọla1,*, Kayọde Alese2, Ayọdele Kupoluyi2, Caleb Ehinju2, Adebayọ Adetunmibi2
  • 1: Ọsun State College of Education Ila-Ọrangun
  • 2: Federal University of Technology, Akurẹ
*Contact email: popsol7@yahoo.com

Abstract

Transparency of methods is a measure of accountability in governance. Availability of public data is a measure of transparency. However, confidentiality and integrity are mandatory requirements for the security of public data, which consequently enhances accountability. Maintaining public data availability, while optimal degree of their integrity and confidentiality are ensured, is a paramount preoccupation of any good government. Among such data are the public bank accounts. Treasury Single Account (TSA) is a measure towards the security of public funds; but it constitutes liquidity challenge to the banking sector of the economy. This paper presents a leakage-blocking public finance management (PFM) mechanism; a secured multiplatform for receipts and payments system, which is liquidity-friendly to the commercial banking industry. A web (Internet) platform is required for all transactions. Software intelligent agents are employed in monitoring receipt and payment processes made by the clients of the revenue-generating Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the government. The mechanism ensures that the centralized bank account’s transactions are logged; and appropriate heads and subheads are updated accordingly after every successful transaction. Thus the inflow of revenue would be tracked, and illegal bank accounts reported promptly. Therefore, public accounts would be under intensive surveillances, guaranteeing the accountability of every kobo generated.