The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Accra said Ghana’s government has reached an agreement with Google, an international technology firm, to incorporate the country’s GPS address into its mapping system.
The agreement was reached following Google’s technical evaluation of Ghana’s addressing system.
The Vice President disclosed this at the opening of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Accra. According to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the government is utilizing technology to address many of the country’s challenges.
According to Myjoyonline, the Vice President made the following statements.
“We have engaged google since last year and we have now obtained 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 has agreed to allow us to integrate our digital address system into goggle maps. So people can use them here in Ghana”, He stated.
“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 continued.
YouthConnekt Africa is a Pan-African initiative that aims to co-design and accelerate relevant solutions for youth socio-economic development, as well as to support intergovernmental knowledge exchange on policy, programs, and partnerships.
The 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit, hosted by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is themed “Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for Post COVID Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities.”