Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 4, GNA – Subah Info Solutions
has awarded scholarships to 15 distinguished 2015/2016 National Service
Personnel of the Urban Sanitation Module (USM) under the National Waste Bin
Distribution (NaWaBin) for their hard work.
The award winners totalling 92 people have
also been guaranteed with employment by Subah Info Solutions whilst others
received tablets, various cash amounts, and other consolation prizes.
The distinguished 15 winners will be fully
sponsored by Subah to India and the Netherlands for further studies at a cost
of not less than $15,000 for each student.
The objective of the programme is to develop
data sharing and data security policy to ensure the continued integrity of the
platform and establish the governance structure required to optimise the benefits
from geospatial resources.
It was also to develop collaborations with
the geospatial community of Ghana to foster integration and seamless
harmonization of existing geospatial infrastructure whilst defining strategies
for quality spatial data discovery, timely access and use to prevent
duplication of data collection, updating and investments, to develop strategy
for the promotion and awareness of the platform and incorporate the platform
into a broader global SDI system.
Mr Birendra Sasmal, Chief Executive Officer
of Subah, said the students will partake in courses such as Geo-technology,
Soft and Hardware Management and Spatial Data Management.
He said the sponsorship which would be an
annual affair is to encourage the youth to go into the learning of technology.
Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman
of the Jospong Group, said National Service Personnel who proved to be
excellent ought to be supported and lifted for success.
He said Suba is partnering with GENESIS, an
Indian company, and the beneficiaries would work to improve on their skills
whilst schooling more so the company is supporting Subah with $3 million every
year for their operations.
Dr Kpesah Whyte, Executive Director of the
NSS, said the scheme is a programme of national responsibility and that
institutions must emulate Subah to support service personnel in learning.
Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister for Environment,
Science, Technology and Innovation, said his outfit led Town and Country
Planning Department to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Subah to use the
data collected for good planning.
The National Waste Bin Distribution
Programme is a nationwide private financing and technical initiative between
Melchia Investment Ghana Limited, a Ghanaian firm and the National Service
Scheme of Ghana.
The programme which commenced in June 2015
was to develop a Geospatial platform with an integrated waste bin distribution
and collection database system to optimise waste bin distribution and
This effort has evolved further – building
on previous government’s initiatives such as the Ghana Street Naming Exercise,
to expand Ghana’s digital geospatial footprint to facilitate public and private
sector decision making, retrieval and updating of information, revenue
mobilization enhancement and development controls.