May 28, 2018

Deputy Minister for Communications, George Andah has said ninety-five percent of software on the National Digital Property Address System (NDPAS) has been delivered.

It was launched by President Akufo-Addo in October last year, with ten million, nine hundred and ninety-six thousand, three hundred and ninety-six, and nine pesewas (10, 996, and 396.09) Ghana cedis allocated for the project.

He noted that Vokacom limited, the software supplier, developer had been paid nine million, nine hundred and ninety-four thousand, eight hundred and twenty (9,994,820) Ghana cedis.

The remaining 5 percent would be paid after the completion of the project with one million Ghana cedis allocated to Ghana post for the implementation and operational cost.

Mr. George Andah further told MPs that government would have to spend more money on publicity and marketing to ensure that Ghanaians everywhere knows about Ghana Post GPS and can have their digital address.

“Mr. Speaker as to how much had been paid to Google, we have not paid anything, it was not part of the cost and Ghana Post has no direct relation with Google, he said.

However, Vokacom has direct relationship with Google outside the original scope of the project and as a value added opportunity, a total amount of $1,395.64 has been paid for the standard level usage of the Google map on the NDPAS from September 2017 to-date to Google, he said.

This came to light when MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak wanted to know the expenditure on the National Digital Property Addressing System.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/