Ghana: Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis has begun the street and property naming process. Around 180 field workers and supervisors have been trained for the project under which 3,440 streets in the metropolis are to be named, while 40,000 properties will be addressed.
The Managing Consultant of F.D.Associates, consultants for the project, William Hagan Amoah, said, “We want to keep a database which can make it easy for locating places and the GIS provides this tool”, he said.
The street-naming and property-addressing system will help all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to mobilise local revenue and manage urban settings and services.
GIS enables to put street names and property numbers on a single platform for easy reference and maintenance of the system, added Amoah.
Source: Ghana Web