Ghana’s e-government public-private partnership and the value of long-term strategies | ppps

In April 2010, the Government of Ghana signed a public-private partnership (PPP) contract to reengineer business registration processes, deploy state-of-the-art application software and hardware, and employ best-in-class solutions for the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Registrar General’s Office. This was part of a broader program to achieve greater efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness in the delivery […]

UK supports Ghana’s Financial Management System with £12m

Accra, Oct. 21, GNA – The United Kingdom, on Thursday, signed a memorandum with Ghana to provide the nation’s public financial management system with a £12 million support towards better revenue utilisation and accountability. The Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) is a project that aims to improve the effectiveness of expenditure, reduce wasteful […]

Plans laid for West African Internet Governance Forum

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and other partners, with support from the Open Society Institute of West Africa (OSIWA) is launching the West Africa Internet Governance Forum. It aims are: To facilitate Internet policy discussions on a multi-stakeholder platform for issues relating to the […]

e-Extension officers for Ghana districts

Dr Kwame Amezah, the National Director of Extension of the Ministry Of Food and Agriculture, has said the sector would introduce Electronic (e) Extension Services by April. The e-extension service, which the World Bank will support, would be piloted in 50 districts. Dr Amezah said this at the opening of a two-day Agricultural Extension Performance […]

DNA and fingerprint databases for Ghanaian police

Ghanaian Vice President, John Mahama has hinted in an address to Police Chiefs meeting in Accra that plans are far advanced for the establishment of West Africa’s first Forensic Laboratory. “The construction of the forensic laboratory is going to take place and the police service will probably become the first in West Africa to begin […]

Ghana extends urban land MIS to improve revenue collection

The Ghanaian Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is embarking on a street naming and house numbering exercise, part of the  Urban Management Land Information System, to ensure that  revenue collecting agencies can efficiently collect land rents and other fees. The absence of an effective revenue collection system is reducing the capacity of district […]

Ghana prepares database of geoscientists and mining professionals

As part of the World Bank funded Natural Resources and Environmental Governance (NREG) Programme the Minerals Commission of Ghana is developing a Database of Ghanaian Professionals to assist the development of Government policy regarding employment of Ghanaians in the mining sector. It is calling on all Ghanaian Geoscientists in Ghana and in the Diaspora (i.e […]

Ghana to introduce examinable ICT in senior high schools

To ensure that students at all Ghanaian senior high schools are equipped with the requisite skills for further academic work and the job market, ICT will soon be introduced as an elective subject in senior high and technical schools, hopefully by 2011. Students will take the ICT course for two years. However the challenges of  […]

Ghana’s national identity system on course

The Head of Public Affairs at the National Identification Authority (NIA), Bertha Dzeble, has assured Ghanaians that the Authority will soon establish offices in all ten regions of the country to register all those who in one way or the other, failed to be captured in the on-going registration exercise. “We will establish our district […]

Ghana 2010: Infrastructure and policing

Ghana’s Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor delivered his 2010 budget last week with modest plans for ICT development. The national fibre optic backbone will be extended to the northern parts of the country and all district capitals will be linked to high speed broadband. A criminal intelligence database will be developed. And: “A business and performance […]

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