The Head of Geographic Information System (GIS) Unit of Town and Country Planning Department, Mr Chapman Owusu-Sekyere has urged Ghanaians to get involved in the on-going Street-naming exercise in their respective areas to ensure its success.
He said the exercise was not only to name streets but also to develop a database programme that could develop navigation to guide people to their destinations.
Mr Owusu-Sekyere made the call at a one-day stakeholders’ sensitization workshop on the Street-naming exercise at the Effutu Municipality at Winneba.
According to him, the objectives of the programme among others were to support national development through easy identification of places, delivery of service and better management of human settlement.
Mr Owusu-Sekyere said the project was far behind its completion period and urged the committee members to work harder to meet the deadline.
Mr Owusu-Sekyere who was a resource person for the workshop, took participants through topics including, Introduction to Street Addressing, Necessity of Street Addressing, Designing Street Addressing Programme for Implementation, Guide for Assigning Street Names and System for Numbering Buildings.
Nii Ephraim, Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, appealed to the people to come out with names of dead personalities who had contributed towards the development of the area.
He said street would be named after such people saying it is a form of honouring them.
The chairman of the 19-member-committee headed by the District Coordinating Director, Mr Owusu Ansah said the team had consulted traditional authorities towards the success of the exercise.
Neenyi Ghartey VII, Omanhene of Effutu Traditional Area, who chaired the programme assured the team that the Traditional Council will support them to achieve the needed results as directed by the President.