STREET ADDRESSING - Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority - Ghana

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What is Street Addressing?

Street addressing is an exercise that makes it possible to identify the location of a plot or dwelling on the ground, that is, to “assign an address” using a system of maps and signs that give the numbers or names of streets and buildings.

Objectives of the Street Addressing Exercise:

For the public, it makes the city more “user-friendly” by :

  • Improving the system of street coordinates to enable people to get around the city more easily,

  • Facilitating the delivery of emergency health, fire, and police services

  • Locating urban facilities.

For local governments:
it increases municipal revenues and improves urban management through the use of:
Tools for planning and managing municipal services by technical departments: the identification of public assets (street system, facilities, their length, number, and condition) allows a monitoring system to be put in place to assist with urban planning and programming of investments.Tools to improve local tax collection: using information gathered by street addressing initiatives, it is possible to locate and compile a register of taxable individuals or businesses and thereby more accurately determine the tax base.

For the private sector:
it enables utility providers to manage their networks more effectively.
Street addressing helps water, electricity, and telecommunications providers to maintain their networks and collect fees.

Work Done so far on Street Addressing Countrywide

  • Street addressing in Accra Metropolitan Assembly support under LAP2.

  • Prestea-Huni Valley, Bibiani-Anhwaiso-Bekwai, Sefwi Wiawso, Shama and Tarkwa Nsuaem DAs have implemented in a select number of communities  with support from LOGODEP

  • Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly by Global Communities (Global Communities)

  • Technical Support from Local Revenue Enhancement Project  for Suhum, KEEA, Agona West, Bolgatanga, Wa, Kumasi, Ketu South, Ho, Techiman, Tamale & Cape Coast

  • Support for Four Districts under GUMPP – Kumasi, Ho, Tamale and STMA

  • Kumasi, Konongo, Agogo etc – Signs mounted but not according to guidelines. GoG support

  • Support the 46 MMAs under UDG

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