IT expert exposes ‘amateurish’ technical flaws in Ghana PostGPS

| Updated Oct 26, 2017 at 3:10pm



IT experts have raised concerns about security of data entered into the recently launched Ghana Post GPS Digital Address App.

Stefan Froelich who works with WITS Ghana, an IT solution company said the system is fraught with technical issues, some of which he described as amateurish.

He concluded that the system is poorly designed, ineptly built and has no chance of yielding anything close to the result it has been touted as capable of bringing.

An IT tutor at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku also shares similar sentiments. According to him, there are safety issues in terms of information that is fed into the system.

Nii Ayiku Ayiku called on the developers of the App, to take into account the criticisms and short comings of the App to correct the anomalies.

Government has rejected claims that the Ghana Post GPS Addressing system is not secure enough.

Deputy Minister of Communication, George Andah, said the app meets every International standard in terms of data protection.

He also denied suggestions that the app generates different addresses for the same location.

Mr. Andah also justified the two point five million dollars spent on the app.

According to him, others had bidded to build the same app for well over 55 million dollars.