The website that has been monitoring the performance of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi since his first day in office, said only one of 64 pledges made during his electoral campaign has been so far implemented.
The website ‘Morsi Meter’, which focuses on the 100-day plan Mursi put forward to the Egyptian people before the elections, reported that during the first 31 days, almost one third of the time proposed for the plan, only one accomplishment was made in the cleanliness category, the Egyptian newspaper al-Youm al-Sabea reported.
The plan is made up of five categories: bread, traffic, security, fuel, and cleanliness. Under each category, a series of solutions were proposed to solve the problem. All those solutions were supposed to have been implemented by the end of the president’s first 100 days.
In the field of cleanliness, ‘Morsi Meter’ reported, the President managed to launch an awareness campaign entitled “A clean homeland,” through the media and Friday sermons and in which he instigated youths across Egypt to take part in cleaning the streets and alerted them to the sin of harming fellow citizens when throwing garbage in the street.
According to the website, none of the 17 solutions listed under the security category were implemented. These included promoting and rewarding police officers who prove to have played a major role in restoring law and order in their areas, camping down on thugs who have been terrorizing citizens since the eruption of the revolution, and launching a project for the rehabilitation of criminals.
The president, the website added, has so far failed in solving the bread problem. None of the solutions, like increasing productivity, improving the quality of bread, raising bakers’ salaries, and supporting main bakeries, have been implemented.
As for fuel, the President had promised a delivery service of butane gas cylinders, forming monitoring teams to accompany fuel tanks from warehouses to gas stations, paying bonuses to workers in gas stations with the best performance, and imposing deterrent penalties on fuel smugglers. None of those solutions materialized.
The same applies to traffic which is seen to have even gotten worse especially with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
‘Morsi Meter’ was modeled after ‘Obama Meter’ (also called Obameter), which made a list of around 500 promises the American President made during his campaign and started tracking them one by one in order to evaluate his performance.
‘Obameter’ divides promises into pending and completed. In the pending category, the status of each promise is “not yet rated,” “in the works,” or “stalled.” The completed category does not mean that the promise was kept, but rather its status has been determined. This includes “promise kept,” “promise broken,” and “compromise.”