Dr. Elvis Baidoo (2nd from left)- MD of AsaaseGPS Limited, Cllr. NthabelengNts’asa- Mayor of Maseru Municipal Council (3rd from left), Chairman of Afrifanom Group-Nana OseiAfrifa (4th from left) with some members of the Maseru Municipal Council.
A wholly owned Ghanaian software development company, AsaaseGPS Ltd., Maseru Municipal Council and Future Systems (PTY) Ltd. has signed a tripartite agreement to provide the capital of Lesotho, Maseru with a new and effective digital addressing system.
Speaking at the signing on ceremony, Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, Hon. Ts’oinyana S. Rapapa, highlighted the government’s main goal to set a solid foundation to formalize the country’s economy starting with a proper and effective addressing system in the Maseru Municipality and gradually spreading it to other parts of the country.
He stated that the major economic benefits for a country with a proper and effective addressing system are enormous to its people and serves as a catalyst in growing the private sector.
Commenting on the agreement, Chairman of Afrifanom Group of which AsaaseGPS is a subsidiary, Nana Osei Afrifa noted, “We are excited to have this strategic partnership with the City Council acting on behalf of the people of Maseru.”
He said the company has developed an addressing system that creates a sustainable value for the provision of accurate data to improve service delivery and assist in formulating appropriate policies which would create opportunities and accelerate growth for the city of Maseru and Lesotho as a whole.
“We believe that while we stay focused on our core business, leveraging on the strength of Maseru City Council and Future Systems Ltd, we would ensure the integration of add-on services and compatibility with postcodes within the Maseru district and eventually help accelerate the economic development of Lesotho”.
Her Worship, the Mayor of Maseru Municipal Council, Cllr. Nthabeleng Nts’asa observed that the partnership provides many opportunities to unlock the enormous potential of the City citing that this would improve property ownership data.
She noted that, “This partnership demonstrates the commitment of the Maseru Municipality towards digitalization. We have taken a cue from the gains Ghana has made in the past few years after launching their national digital addressing system.”
Managing Director of AsaaseGPS, Dr. Elvis Baidoo, on his part said AsaaseGPS continues to identify innovative approaches to partnerships that enable it to stay at the forefront of consumer trends in the software and IT industry.