Persol Rewarded For Innovation

Jerry Okantey (left) assisted by John Lartey (middle) to receive the award.

Persol Systems Limited, a leading indigenous Information Technology (IT) firm in the country, has been adjudged the Best Software Company of the Year at the just-ended Ghana Telecoms Awards.

The firm was acknowledged for its track-record in developing ‘cutting edge software that addresses real world problems.’

Jerry Okantey, General Manager of Persol, said that ‘we are excited about this recognition and I am sure this will spur us on to deliver more solutions for clients and our country.’

He said Persol has been at the forefront of what he called constant innovations.

‘It is noted for developing some of the best software that has solved the peculiar needs of our numerous clientele.’

He said Persol had added to its product portfolio the Voter Verification and Voting System, which he said ‘delivers a practical solution to voter verification and voting in Africa, especially in countries that have introduced biometric fingerprint voter ID cards and where manual paper ballots are still used.’

‘The system enforces the one man-one vote principle and renders ballot-stuffing and over-voting futile whilst ensuring that ballot accounting and statements of polls are automated with enhanced credibility. The net effect is to enhance the credibility of the balloting process and achieve greater acceptance of the end behind this award and the innovations at Persol Systems.’

Mr. Okantey emphasized that Persol’s Voter Verification and Voting System ‘maximize the potential of fingerprint biometrics and limits the risks.’

‘The company also has a fully automated e-voting system but is of the view that Ghana may not be ready for an e-voting system.’

‘The company is making a strong case to the people of this country, voters, public leaders, including politicians, to show support for a Ghanaian-solution to a continental problem.’

Mr. Okantey dedicated the award to Persol’s customers, staff and Ghanaians, who continue to believe in themselves.


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