The government of Ghana has entered into an agreement with international technology firm, Google, to incorporate the country’s GPS address in its mapping system, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
The agreement was reached after a technical evaluation by Google to certify Ghana’s addressing system.
Disclosing this at the opening of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Accra, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, said government is using technology to solve many challenges facing the country.
“We have engaged google since last year and we have now obtain the agreement because they have to go through technical processes to evaluate our GPS digital system and so by the end of this year, goggle have agreed to allow us to integrate our digital address system into goggle maps. So people can use them here in Ghana”, he said.
“We moved from there to address the problem of the fact that so many people including a lot of the youth don’t have banks accounts and therefore excluded from the financial system” he added.