Pilots under way for Ghana’s Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS) and Land Use Planning Management Information System (LUPMIS)

The Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the speedy automation of the activities of the Lands Commission, to make land title service delivery more efficient. Giving the Keynote Address at a Land Administration Forum in Accra on Wednesday February 28, 2018, the Vice President called on the private sector […]

Ghana Government Launches Instant Electronic ID Issuance

In line with the directive from the Government of Ghana to roll out the National Identification System (NIS), the National Identification Authority (NIA) will be responsible for ID card registration and instant issuance across Ghana. The new “GhanaCard” meets all international requirements for identity documents, such as chip-embedded technology and biometric capabilities. This is the […]

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 […]

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