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Ghana to promote open data in the country

Ghana: The National IT Agency (NITA) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ghana Library Authority (GLA) and three local developers to help promote open data in the country. The local developers are; Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Service (CERSGIS) which is an authority in developing user-friendly geographic information systems applications using spatial data for developing user friendly application.

“Collaboration with the service providers will help promote Ghana's Open Data Initiative (GODI) which is run by NITA to help citizens to understand and use data provided on the portal,” said NITA spokesperson. GODI is an initiative being ran by NITA, the IT implementing arm of the Ministry of Communication. The statement said GODI had created an information storehouse accessible by citizens and businesses, releasing valuable raw data from real-time education to census data.

Source: Ghanaweb