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The Department of Urban Roads has published the traffic flow routes of the new Pokuase Interchange.
Located at Pokuase in Accra on the Accra-Nsawam-Kumasi road, It is expected to address congestion in urban centres and help improve travel times on major arterial roads.

Portions of Pokuase, Obetsebi-Lamptey interchange projects to be opened Nov 25
The project involved the construction of the 6.5-kilometre Awoshie - Pokuase Road, an interchange at the intersection of ACP Junction to Awoshie to Nsawam road, two footbridges, the widening of the Nsawam Road by some two kilometres (km), drainage works, the provision of streetlights and the construction of 12km off town roads.

The interchange is the country’s first-ever four-tier interchange and as such is likely to present some navigation challenges to motorists.

However, the diagram (below) could make usage of the interchange easier.

Source: graphiconline.com

 

 

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the successful launch of the Ghana.Gov digital platform, is a culmination of strategic steps to digitize government sectors over the past four years.

The Ghana.GOV platform, which is available to all citizens, residents and non-residents, is the payments and revenue collection platform that provides a single point of access to all services of ministries, departments and agencies of government.

Speaking at the launch of the digital platform in Accra on Wednesday, Dr. Bawumia said, while there had been an attempt by the previous government at a similar exercise, albeit not successful, the Akufo-Addo government knew exactly what it wanted to achieve with Ghana.Gov, so it set out, right from the onset of the administration in 2017, to set up strong pillars which would allow the implementation of an effective and efficient Ghana.Gov.

"While Ghana.GOV is not a government’s first attempt at digitizing the provision and delivery of all government services on a single platform (the previous government attempted to do so), the approach this time is novel," Dr. Bawumia explained.

 

 

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Thursday, 15 July 2021 00:00

Bawumia Unveils One-Stop Portal Ghana.Gov

A one-stop platform to enable citizens easily access government services, simplify payments for public services, ensure prompt payments for the services and promote transparency and visibility of internally generated funds has been launched in Accra by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Known as Ghana.gov, and accessible via the website www.ghana.gov.gh or shortcode *222# on any mobile phone whether smart or ‘yam’, Ghana.GOV is a payments and revenue collection platform that provides a single point of access to all services of ministries, departments and agencies of government.

Built from scratch, and two years in the making, the platform consists of 4 main components: a web portal, mobile app and USSD interface; a payment processing component; a notification component; and a complaint submission medium.

At a colourful launch ceremony at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, attended by the Chief of Staff, Ministers in charge of Finance, Digitalization and the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Vice President Bawumia expressed delight that once again, Ghanaian expertise had been utilized to solve a Ghanaian problem.

“The Ghana Card, the Digital Address System, the Mobile Money Interoperability, Ghana.Gov and the Universal Q Code are the foundational enablers in our effort to maximize the potential of digital technologies in Ghana’s transformation.

“I am excited that once again, we did not have to go beyond our shores to develop and manage a platform like this. Indeed, the spirit of collaboration and innovation exhibited by the local technology companies (Hubtel, Expresspay and IT Consortium) who are powering this payments platform is most admirable.

“Their collaboration spearheaded by the Ministry of Finance with support from the Ministry of Communications also involved our own National Information Technology Agency – which I am told is doing a good job hosting and managing the call center supporting this platform.”

Dr Bawumia explained that among others, this single payments platform is expected to help grow government revenue, redefine how we all engage with government, and help boost Ghana’s international profile rankings.


“It is estimated that about 10 to 15% of government collections are lost through inefficiencies, theft and other accounting schemes. Going digital means that we can improve our revenue collections by an estimated Three Billion Cedis (GHS 3 billion) annually.

 

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It was a chaotic scene in Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni in the southeast of Johannesburg Wednesday.

The unrest in South Africa continues, as locals loot shops, destroy properties and litter the streets.

Security officials had a hard time trying to bring sanity. They fired shots to deter the crowd. But at the time of filing this report, it was not clear if there were casualties or injuries.

"Highway of death, Gulf War, that's what it looks like down here. If you carry on further down the road. The cars burnt out, wrecked cars in the road, they've looted everything. The factories are burning, warehouses are burning. The people are coming by their thousands to come and loot", a police officer who name was not revealed said.

With sticks in their hands, guns and metal rods, dozens of concerned men decided to take matters in their own hands.

The minibus taxi owners patrol a ransacked shopping mall in the southeast of Johannesburg ,essentially to stop the pilfering of stores destroyed by mobs.

They crack down on looters who remain undeterred by security forces.

Police and security chiefs in South Africa have called on the population to stop riots following the arrest of more than 100 people on Tuesday in connection to the looting of a mall.

Police charged against people taking part in riots in the Johannesburg township of Daveyton.

In recent days, the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma has led to unrest, leaving 72 people dead and 1,200 people arrested in in poor areas of two regions.

South Africa Police Minister, Bheki Cele said the security forces won't allow "mockery of our democratic state," and will double efforts to stop violence.

The military has deployed 2,500 troopers in support of the police.

Police have attributed the deaths in provinces to the stampedes as thousands of people stole food, electric appliances, liquor and clothing from stores.

 

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Fear of running out of gasoline and food has gripped South Africans on the sixth day of violence that has already left 72 people dead, against a backdrop of endemic unemployment and new anti-Covid restrictions.

At dawn, queues stretched out in front of petrol stations and food stores, particularly in Durban, in Kwazulu-Natal (east).

The day before, the country's largest refinery closed its plant in the region, which supplies about a third of the fuel consumed in the country.

Our correspondent said the military had doubled the number of troops deployed to quell the violence.

"The initial forces on the ground, from the military, were 2500 troops. That number has now been increased to 5000," said Mark Roughton in Cape Town.

On Wednesday morning, at least 72 deaths had been confirmed.

 

 

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