GhCode - A Postal Code System For Ghana

GhCode is a postal code system for Ghana. It has been developed taking into consideration the unique characteristics of Ghana's towns and cities. GhCode is the culmination of three years research and development. The concept has been successfully tested for Accra and a GhCode database currently in place and ready for use. The concept is ready to be implemented across the whole country.

A postal code or postcode is the most accurate way to identify a location or a property. It helps to pinpoint addresses more accurately. A postcode is made up of a series of letters and or digits representing a postal address, originally developed for the purpose of sorting mail. However, the original concept has transcended to other application areas for national development and service provision in countries where it has been implemented. 

      Benefits:

GhCode is ideal for a variety of applications including:

·   Speedy emergency services delivery such as crime fighting, profiling and ambulance services to reach emergency cases and   determining the shortest routes to hospitals.        

·         Urban Planning and Development.

·         Marketing analysis.

·         Retail planning and management of territory.

·         Determination of insurance premiums by insurance companies.

·         Loan risk analysis and identification of customers by banks.

·         Local government tax collection analysis, projections and targeting.

·         Utilities planning and billing.

·         Incorporation to national identification system.

·         National electoral register.

·         Credit profiling of citizens.

In addition, it would enable the postal service of Ghana to undertake door to door delivery of posts and courier whilst at the same time providing employment to solve some of the high rates of unemployment in Ghana. It would also boost ICT revolution in the country to underpin the running of services such as; developing applications to determine nearest services including schools, hospitals, restaurants, churches, online marketing and shopping and other allied services. The benefits of the GhCode system is immense and can only be limited by the imagination of the user.

Sample GhCode:

GhCode Options Samples

What an Address in Ghana looks like with the GhCode System:

An address in Ghana incorporating the house numbering and street name with the GhCode will now look like;

20 Josif Broz Tito Ave
Cantonments
A2CT 5CS -- (GhCode)
Accra
Ghana