Deputy Director at Ghana Post, Mr. Kwaku Tebi Amponsah, has reiterated that, the Digital Addressing System launched in October 2017, is living up to expectations.
He told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the system was launched to among other things aid government policies, planning and offer accurate data for service delivery.
The system was designed by Ghanaian information technology firm, Vokacom. He said the system was also designed to provide an effective means of addressing every location and place in the country, using an information technology application.
When asked how many people have downloaded so far, he said, it was targeted for some 300,000 to download the app during the campaign period but over 350,000 people have downloaded the app since it was launched in 2017.
Mr. Amponsah, said the second part of the campaign is in the offing where every Ghanaian would be required to have a digital address.
He stressed, without your digital address, you will not have access to the national card.
‘’We have also rolled out the offline system. We are partnering the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) to educate Ghanaians in the rural communities so they will understand the need to have a digital address system,’’ he added.
According to him, the campaign is expected to kick-start in a month.
How the Digital Address System Works
The first step is to visit your app store to download the GhanaPostGPS App for free, from Google Play Store for Android users and Apple store for IOS users.
Once the app is installed, follow the instructions to register, verify and confirm your login details. After this process, you are ready to use the GhanaPostGPS app.
No payment is required for the download or use of the GhanaPostGPS app.
First, ensure that your phone's location button is turned on. Then open the GhanaPostGPS app and click on the button. Your unique address will appear next to the digital address, for example Digital Address: GA-543-0125.
Accuracy of the address is important. Just below the address code, the accuracy of the address is shown. Always endeavour to have the address within three metres accuracy. It is advised that you stand in front of your property to produce the most accurate address.
To locate a given address, you need to have the GhanaPostGPS app on your phone and the given digital address. Key in the digital address in the search column and click on the search button. Full details of the address will be generated. Then click on the route option below it to navigate to your specified address location.
To find landmarks, type the name of the landmark into the search tab. Then drop downwill appear with options to choose from. Select the required landmark and the digital address will automatically be generated.
To contact emergency services, click on the emergency button on the app. Then select the service you require, that is Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service or Ambulance Service. From there, type in additional information and click on the ‘send location’ button. A pop-up message will ask that you close or continue with the request.
To verify an address, click on the menu button. A menu will appear with a ‘verify your address’ button. Click on the button to verify your address.