President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, launched the digital property address system in Accra on Wednesday.
He described it as the dawn of a new era when Ghanaians would no longer use landmarks to give address and locate property.
He said the project constitute a practical manifestation of yet another promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) made during 2016 campaign.
President Akufo-Addo said the system would make access to financial service and credit facilities less inconvenient.
The Commander in Chief also said that the digital property system would also help transform the economy because of its multi-faceted benefits and improve the operations of business activities in the country.
“With this new system, the location of the blue kiosk, the ‘waakye’ seller or the ‘koko’ seller will have an address,” the president added that, “the property addressing system also means that the ‘koko’ seller can now open a bank account”.
President Akufo-Addo added that through this system, the government can now move to strengthen the health and safety of the public. Law enforcement agencies can easily access addresses more effectively in order to deal with crime. The health and fire service can easily locate endangered property locations.
Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister for Communications, stated that she was thrilled to witness the historic launch that was not just a key part of the digitization agenda to the NPP government, but also the rebirth of Ghana Post.
Furthermore, the minister hinted that, the inability to keep up with the technological advancements in the past almost killed Ghana Post.
Story by: Gabriela Kumi/pinkfmonlinegh.com