Ghana: The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing will collect data on all state properties in the country and capture them into a central database as a way of managing government assets more efficiently. The Ministry has therefore adopted the GIS format which is being introduced in the management of the facilities, starting from the Greater Accra Region.
About 70% of all state properties nationwide are located in the Greater Accra Region while the rests are scattered in the other nine regions. Most of the properties are either being lost or stolen by the general public due to lack of proper data on such properties.
Louis Darko, Head of Technical and Support Service, Sambus Geospatial, the Company that designed the GIS, explained that the system would enable the collection of data of all state properties to help map them out and to manage buildings and installations.