Ghana Post repositions itself – Digital address system provides platform

The Ghana Post Company Limited has repositioned itself as a viable entity to bring more efficient products and services to the doorstep of its customers through the digital addressing system.

For this reason, the company responsible for postal service is encouraging all citizens and residents of the country to apply for new digital addresses with postcodes.

“Ghana Post encourages all citizens and residents of Ghana to get their digital addresses with postcodes now. We look forward to bringing efficient products and services to your doorstep through the digital addressing system,” the company said in a press statement issued on October 18 in Accra.

The statement also indicated that, “Ghana Post is proud to announce that a completely new Digital Address System which generates unique post codes has been launched at the Accra International Conference Centre by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

This digital address system gives our businesses the opportunity to easily reach all Ghanaians and connect with all government agencies and other corporate networks.

The company, in collaboration with the government and the Ministry of Communications, in line with government’s commitment to transform and formalise the economy, has brought this innovation to all Ghanaians and other nationals resident in the country.

The National Identification Project is the second most important process of formalising the economy. The digital addresses are a key requirement during registration of citizens and residents.

Digital addressing will now be the single most important tool for all citizens to locate government departments, business partners, friends and relatives accurately and quickly.

This new addressing system will change the way we do things forever and will, therefore, lead to a formalised economy as well as change the entire business landscape.

“Home-grown”

GhanaPostGPS is a “home-grown” location-based system which provides the most effective means of addressing every location.

The entire country has been mapped and every location has a digital address. The addressing system is nationally integrated and it will house a comprehensive database of all properties in the country.

The new Postcode Range is based on the regional telephone codes used by the erstwhile Post & Telecommunications, where 02 was for Greater Accra, 05 for Ashanti and 09 for Volta, etc. Ghana Post, by this, has set the stage for a commercial focus for the country.

The location system comes with all the necessary security protections, including but not limited to a privacy policy protected by the Data Protection Act 843, fortified architecture, various access level controls and an inter-ministerial data privacy committee that will monitor and ensure the security of the entire system. — GB

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