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Ministry of Local Government Digitises Acquisition Of Building Permits

Tech World

Oct. 9, 2020, 1:39 p.m.

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom has rolled out an automated platform to aid in the acquisition of building permits.

The online platform dubbed the “Permit Process System (PPS)” which is currently operational in the Accra and Tema Metropolitan Assemblies aims to reduce the time and cost of doing business at the local level with focus on the issuance of a building permit.

It was launched by the Sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, via live streaming, with support from the Ministry of Information.

She commented that the system provides an electronic database of all building and construction permit records with an in-built document management system.

The System has a citizens’ portal through which external users such as building developers and contractors can log onto and apply for building permits online in the comfort of their offices and homes, track the status of their applications, receive responses to their inquiries, obtain appointments for building inspections and access the list of qualified building agents, such as Engineers, Architects, and Surveyors.

Developers and contractors and the public can visit to begin the process.

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