The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has plans to deploy digital services for the development of the capital city Accra.
Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mohammed Adjei Sowah said the Assembly plans to automate services such as waste collection, marriage registration, outdoor advertising, and others to provide smart services to the people of Accra.
Speaking at an event on the topic, “Developing Accra as a smart city, the way forward“, he said the AMA recognises the investment by the government in developing digital infrastructure and plans to develop the city’s ICT hub for digital skills training and entrepreneurial innovations as well as develop Accra as a tech hub to promote the use of smart devices, technologies and applications for industrial use across Africa, build Smart Housing for low-income communities with facilities for recycling community wastes into vital productive use.
He stated that a trotro app had been developed to tap into the commercial urban transport sector and that the Assembly is currently working on an Accra App that will be a one-stop shop for citizen engagement on public services.
He also stated that the AMA plans to leverage the national identity card and the national property addressing system for issuance of permits, licenses, business registration, and certificates, and create virtual malls as marketplaces to market Accra.