From Ernest Best Anane, Kumasi
The Ashanti Regional branch of the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) has organised a day’s workshop to train trainees’ trainers to roll out the digital address system and tag to any property that is physically and permanently located.
Participants at the workshop numbered about 47, including district coordinators, planning officers, monitors and other district core members, who were provided with tablets through the assistance of the Ministry of Government Special Initiatives to enhance work and performance on the project.
Mr. Denis Kwakwah, Ashanti Regional Co-ordinator of NABCO, explained at the workshop that the exercise was not different from what the Ghana Post started previously, and that it would complement the project.
He said 50 agents would be allocated to every district to register, at least, 30 houses in a day.
According to him, the only difference is that the government has asked Ghana Post, Land Surveyors Department and Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to stop getting involved in the exercise, as the NABCO personnel would implement the exercise free of charge.
The NABCO Co-ordinator stressed that there was no need for landlords and property owners to panic and fight the assigned agents, but rather cooperate with them to make the exercise a successful one.
He stated that NABCO can boast of about 12,750 personnel to ensure the effective implementation of the project in the areas of provision of digital address, street name and tag.
Mr. Kwakwah stated that there was nothing like new house numbers, and explained that the exercise would complement the old numbering to enhance the directional and locations of properties through the address system and the tags.
The Regional Co-ordinator challenged them not to be intimidated in uploading daily apps, but keep and protect their data to prevent impersonation, since the policy is owned by the government.