- Koku Anyidoho has mocked the cost of the Ghana Post GPS system
- He says the system fails to work properly and has already misled some if its users
The deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho, has joined the bandwagon of critics of the new Ghana Post GPS app.
According to the NDC secretary, the app fails to work efficiently and is not properly directing people around the country as was promised by the government.
Koku Anyidoho said the app has worked poorly so far, to the point of improperly directing someone at Lashibi to a public lavatory somewhere, instead of the desired location in Mamprobi.
According to a MyNewsGh.com report, the NDC secretary stated: “I’ve been monitoring people’s experiences with the GPS app. Someone ended up in a public latrine. Bawumia should know that he’s no longer a running mate. He’s the Vice President and we will respect him so he should stop lying to us.”
Koku Anyidoho’s comments comes in the wake of the launch of government’s digital addressing system which will provide a digital address for every landed property in Ghana.
The NDC secretary was echoing the words of Former President John Mahama, who described the app as a ‘fraudulent’ system, which has embarrassed President Akufo-Addo.
Anyidoho, further commenting on the issue, stated his party’s own IT experts examined the app and found it be over the bar regarding its cost, as it should not have cost more than GHC 50,000.
“The app should not cost more than GH¢50, 000 per what our experts have told us but Bawumia and his people say it is worth GH¢15 million which makes it questionable,” the NDC secretary added.
The Ghana Post GPS as explained by Vice President Bawumia during its launch, is a national database system that provides the digital address for every landed property in Ghana.
Basically every 5x5m property has a unique digital address on the grid with region, district and postcode.
Under this system, 16.1 billion addresses have been generated for the whole of Ghana. It relies on surveyed data from Lands Commission and the Latitude and Longitudes to generate postcodes and addresses for every square inch of Ghana.
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