AMA announces plans to deploy digital services
The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah has announced plans to deploy digital services more robustly in the development of the city.

Date Created : 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/

Speaking at the maiden edition of the Africa Digital Forum (ADF) organized by AIDEC Consultancies International Limited in Accra under the theme: ‘The Digital Challenge: Africa’s Opportunity under AfCFTA’ the AMA boss said the Assembly would soon automate services such as waste collection, marriage registration, outdoor advertising, permitting among others and was poised to use additional tools to provide smart services to the people of Accra.

Mr. Adjei Sowah who spoke on the topic "Developing Accra as a smart city, the way forward" noted that the AMA recognizes the vast investment by the government in developing digital infrastructure hence plans to develop the city's ICT hub for digital skills training and entrepreneurial innovations, 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 also disclosed that the AMA is in the process of building a coordinated virtual platform to enable citizens to transact business with cities' authorities in Accra and promote participation in local governance.

"This we have piloted through the use of our social media handles and found very interesting feedback. A trotro App has also been developed to tap into the commercial urban transport sector and just yesterday GIZ launched a Flood and Disaster Risk App for the city of Accra.The AMA is currently working on an Accra App that will be a one-stop-shop for citizen engagement on public services," he said.