General News Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has thrown salvos at former President John Dramani Mahama for describing the recently digital address system as 419.He further described the former leader as clueless and jabbed him by saying that he [Bawumia] reserved the right to criticize him because he’s now the Vice President.
“I read that the former President described Ghana’s National Digital Addressing system as a 419 scam. When I read his reasoning for such a description, it became very evident to me that he has no clue about what he was talking about and was just engaged in parroting pr he system is a “national database system that provides the digital address for every landed property in Ghana.”
“Basically every 5x5m property has a unique digital address on the grid with region, district and postcode. Under this system, 16.1 billion addresses have been generated for the whole of Ghana. It relies on surveyed data from Lands Commission and the Latitude and Longitudes to generate postcodes and addresses for every square inch of Ghana.”
He further pointed out that, the system is “independent of Google and any other mapping tool” adding that “Google will not give the postcode, region or district for a particular location for example. It will not give you a register of addresses for every user. Banks for example cannot confirm an address by going to Google maps, but they can do so through the NDPAS for registered users.” Propaganda. I actually had a good laugh.”
“We know a 419 scam when we see one, and that unfortunately was the hallmark of the administration of former president Mahama. Ghanaians will find out more soon as people are held legally accountable. With the record that former president Mahama has in the area of governance, it is incredible that he would have the effrontery to talk about “419 scams.”