THE Parliamentary Select Committee on Finance yesterday paid a working visit to Subah Info Solutions, an IT solutions Company in Accra, to see how best the new technology can boost revenue generation for the country.
Led by its Chairman, Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah, the committee also used the visit to familiarise with the technology that has the potential to generate process and store accurate data for national development.
The system, which is currently at a pilot stage, will provide a robust addressing infrastructure covering household, street and address systems when completed.
Dubbed the ‘Digital Mapping and Property System’ the new technology has a satellite imagery of all the 216 districts across the country.
The technology will aid the gathering of various forms of information, including, property, household, street names and addresses.
The system will also have the map of Ghana and panoramic imagery that will help scan the vicinity of people whose information is captured in the system.
When completed, the technology centre will become a one-stop data base and accurate data for effective planning.
For the system to work efficiently, Mr Assibey Yeboah stressed the need for Subah Info Solutions Ghana Limited to partner government, agencies, considering the fact that those institutions required such data to improve on their operations.
“We are happy the company is collaborating with the Ghana Revenue Authority to help collect the appropriate revenue from the telecommunication companies,” he stated.
He commended the management of Subah for developing the new technology and urged them to come up with more innovations to boost Ghana’s chances of boosting attaining its development goal.
Professor Felix Hammond, the Director of Property Databank, an affiliate of Subah Holdings Company Limited, explaining some of the features of the technology, said it would aid in proper planning and decision-making, increase revenue generation for municipalities and improve emergency services.
He added that the technology system would also create a platform for all government agencies to coordinate their activities and share information relating to their operations.
Mr Hammod lauded the government agencies for their support during the initial stages of the project and called on them to help the company, especially in the gathering of data from their department.
The project is an upgrade of the ‘NaWaBin Project’, which was one of Subah’s nationwide collection of personal data to enable every household to be allocated a waste bin and collection periodically
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