Saturday , April 21 2018 2:05 am
Home / Politics / GhanaPost GPS: ‘Lazy’ NPP gov’t used 8 months to develop a ‘one-day’ app – IT Researcher

GhanaPost GPS: ‘Lazy’ NPP gov’t used 8 months to develop a ‘one-day’ app – IT Researcher

An IT researcher, Kingsley Komla Elikem, has raised concerns about the cost and quality of the newly introduced digital property addressing system; the GhanaPost GPS App, while referring to the government as ‘lazy’.

The National Digital Property Address System was launched about a month ago to facilitate easy location of addresses and to boost emergency service delivery nationwide.

Many, following the introduction of the app have criticized government over monies being channeled into the operation of the app as well as its effectiveness as projected. Most of them accusing government of ‘duplicating’ an already existing app.

Vokacom, the company that designed the app has however come out to reject the claims, their justification being that it was built on a global addressing system that was designed solely by them.

Mr. Elikem argues that the eight-month period used to design the app was lethargic. According to him, it requires a maximum of just a day to produce the Ghana Post GPS app.

Kingsley, who did not want to sound politically biased, defended his statement, saying “it is not a government matter. We all have political affiliations in Ghana by the way.”

“But if you tell me that it took a government eight months to code…to write these codes that anyone can do in one day, you are a lazy government.”

Explaining the “one day” app design to journalists at the Ghana International Press Centre, the IT professional said:

Check Also

NPP stalwarts sponsoring acts of vigilantism – Crabbe

Former Second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Crabbe has accused certain …

Political violence causes 4 deaths, 80 injuries

It has been revealed that between 2007 and now, four deaths have been recorded while …

Akufo-Addo is running a ‘Kwashiakor’ economy – Isaac Adongo

The ranking member of finance, Isaac Adongo has painted a rather gloomy picture of the …

Leave Your Comment

%d bloggers like this: