Ghana postal service goes digital

GPS postal address system is first step toward Ghana's national ID card.

The front doors of around 4,000 state institutions and other well-known buildings in Ghana are being embossed with new digital addresses as part of a nationwide initiative by Ghana Post.
The system is the first phase in the country's digital addressing programme which the government says will facilitate business and make it easier for people to find popular locations such as tourist sites and religious buildings.
The move is also the first step in giving each Ghanaian resident a unique biometic identity as part of the country's National Identification Card. Introduced in September, the so-called Ghana Card will feed into a national database, according to the National Identification Authority (NIA).
In addition to government ministries and agencies, prominent Accra facilities to receive digital codes include the National Theatre, the Ghana Police Service and the Accra Sports Stadium.