4000 jobs to be created through digital address system – Ken Ofori-Atta

About 4,000 national service personnel will be recruited to work on addressing homes for the national digital addressing system implemented under the NPP government according to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

The Digital Addressing System, christened,  Ghana Post GPS, which was launched on October 18, 2017, was part of the NPP’s ideas to formalizing the country’s economy by digitally mapping and proving a digital address to all locations and properties in the country.

The project was undertaken by Vokakom at a cost of $2.5million.

Delivering the 2018 budget in Parliament, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta disclosed that about 4,000 national service personnel will be given the mandate in respect to the budget to check the digital addresses of properties across the country.

He said, “The digital address system [GhanaPost GPS] was launched under the NPP government. In 2018, about 4,000 national service personnel will be engaged to work on addressing the postal system. That means about 4,000 jobs will be created to that…” he maintained in Parliament.

The finance minister further underscored the need for the implementation of the National Identification Card, dubbed the new “Ghana Card” as the only card to be used in transactions where identification is required as provided by law