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Digital Property Addressing System to revive Ghana Post – Ursula Owusu

The Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu, believes that the launch of Ghana’s Digital Property Addressing System will boost the operations of the Ghana Post.

According to her, Ghana Post, which has in the last several years struggled with numerous challenges despite its prospects, will now play a key role in the roll-out of the addressing system.

“The inability to keep up with technological advances in the past, bedeviled Ghana Post and almost killed it. Ironically, the technological advances of today have become the salvation and rejuvenation of Ghana Post, and this is what we are about to witness today [Wednesday],” she said at the launch of the system in Accra on Wednesday.

The launch of the digital addressing system is part of government’s grand plan of promoting effective governance through the adoption of modern technology.

Ursula Owusu remarked that, the digital addressing system will unlock a new window into the area of modern technology for the country.

She added that, the launch of the system will also help the country in the identification and registration of lands in the country, while banks will find it easier to locate their clients and borrowers.

Ursula, who had indicated at her ministerial vetting that her outfit will make the Ghana Post a profitable business, expressed her delight that the system, known as the Ghana Post GPS, is a partnership between a Ghanaian firm Vokacom, and the Ghana Post.

Ghana Post is a national communication and financial agency with nationwide coverage that has served its purpose for more than 5 decades.

In spite of its previous successes and dominance in the communication sector in the past, the company is currently struggling for relevance due to competition from private telecom companies, courier agencies and internet service providers.

Digital Property Addressing System will be sustained – Nana Addo

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has said his government will commit all the necessary resources to ensure that the country’s digital property addressing system is sustained.

Police Officers Trained To Fight ‘Galamsey’

As part of government’s resolve to end illegal mining, popularly called galamsey, the Central Regional Police Command is currently training twenty personnel in Accra to be drafted into the fight against the menace in that region.

The training is meant to replicate in the Central Region, anti-galamsey activities, just as it is being done by the combined military and police forces in the Ashanti, Western and Eastern Regions.

This was disclosed by the Central Regional Police Commander, COP Rev Ampah Bennin, at a police familiarisation meeting with the media at the Elmina Beach Resort.

The programme, which was to foster a better collaboration between the media in the region and the police in fighting crime, was also meant to congratulate the regional commander on his recent promotion to the rank of Commissioner of Police (COP).

He further explained that the intensive training of the police officers was aimed at making the galamsey fight more professional.

Illegal mining activities are rife in the Dunkwa-on-Offin and Assin Fosu areas in the Central Region, and calls on the lands and natural resources ministry to turn attention to the region have not seen any clear response, hence the move by the regional police command.

It is hoped that extending the work of the ‘Operation Vanguard’ launched in August this year to the Central Region, will positively restore the Offin and Prah Rivers that are major sources of water in the region.

The fight, according to the regional commander, will also be beneficial in restraining illegal miners from the fast degradation of lands in various parts of the region.

He also added that Kasoa which has become a hot spot for crime was being dealt with thereby restoring peace and security in the area.

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