Poor or non-existent addressing system has, over the years, conspired with other activities to derail the development of the country
In an era when goods are ordered and bought on the Internet and couriered to destination points, the poor addressing system of the country has prevented the people from taking advantage of this modern mode of making purchases and selling.
The absence of a reliable addressing system has also had serious effects on emergency service delivery. There have been numerous cases where emergency service personnel have had to roam the length and breadth of an area for hours when there are attacks on people and disasters such as fire outbreaks.
The least said about the effect of the absence of an addressing system on the financial sector, the better. Very ambitious entrepreneurs have had their dreams cut short because they were not able to access the required funds from the banks. Some had gone through all the necessary processes but at the point of house
Many Ghanaians, therefore, welcomed the initiative to launch a digital addressing system last year with hope and the Daily Graphic commends the authorities for the success so far achieved.
Indications are that the system is fast catching up with the populace, as the address is required for certain transactions in the country. Already, according to Ghana Post Company statistics, the National Property Addressing System had been downloaded more than half a million times and about 7.5 million people also used the app to search for locations in the country, a year into its launch on October 18, 2017.
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The Daily Graphic, therefore, asks the initiators of the system to continue with the education to get more Ghanaians to download their addresses. We also encourage the media to devote some airtime and space to educate citizens on the numerous advantages the nation is set to derive from the system.
We assess that a lot of achievements have been made so far from the addressing system, although more needs to be done. But to consolidate the feat chalked up thus far, we call on the Ghana Post Company to intensify education on how to get one’s exact address, as the common concern has been the generation of multiple coordinates depending on which area of a house one picks the address.
Ghana Post should also