The Government of Ghana (GoG) is reportedly set to launch an App to monitor religious gatherings, among others as the coronavirus restrictions are eased, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister for Communications has said.
According to the Minister for Communication, the soon to launch app which is expected to be ready in the next 48 hours will keep track of events and details of persons who attend these events.
Addressing the press on Tuesday, Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the app dubbed PANABIOS (Pan African BioSurveillance Application) is “to help us stay compliant with all of these [conditions for resuming certain public gatherings].”
“We are testing in Ghana and hopefully it will be rolled out on the rest of the continent,” Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful providing few details on how PANABOIS would work said a passcode or a USSD code will be generated for people to book for a registered event.
“Event organisers will have to download the application and register the event and venue that the event is taking place,” the minister explained.
Mrs. Ekuful stressed the need to adhere to conditions put in place for the resumption of religious gatherings and other events.
“For the benefit and safety of the citizenry, every event needs to keep an accurate register of everyone who attends those functions so that when need be, you can provide that information to the health authorities and they can help all of us.”