Community Residents Identification and Management Systems (CRIMS)


CRIMS is a community-based platform designed to manage the address-based identification and registration of all residents in defined communities in Ghana. The platform comes with an OSL’s Community Internal Address System (CIAS) which allows the communities to be uniquely identified with all the roads, streets and houses coded with numeric addresses to aid easy navigation and property identification within the communities. All households and household members are also uniquely identified with numeric codes in relation to the codes assigned to the streets and houses they are residing. An institutional revenue generation model has been made part of CRIMS to make it easier for various revenue collection agencies in the country to maximize their revenues using the platform to identify and collect revenues from individuals and other corporate entities. The system is designed in such a way that the setup and implementation of the whole project pay for itself, provide significant revenue for government and create job opportunities for at least 75,000 to 90,000 Ghanaian youth.

Key Benefits

The successful implementation of CRIMS will provide the following key benefits to the nation;
  1. The verification of persons as qualified to obtain a National Identification Card is politically viable
  2. The address-based identification and registration of residents, landed properties, companies, institutions etc. within all defined communities in Ghana is simultaneously and continuously executed
  3. The address-based validation and updates of records of residents, landed properties, companies, institutions etc. within communities in Ghana are undertaken without interruptions.
  4. Persons issued with National Identification Cards have verifiable household membership addresses within an identifiable household in a community in Ghana.
  5. Maximum revenue is generated by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and the Ghana Broadcasting Company (GBC) and other entities.
  6. Only qualified persons are issued with a Ghanaian Identification Card.
  7. At least 75,000 job opportunities are generated at no cost to the government of Ghana.
  8. All communities, streets, properties, households and households’ members have unique numerical codes to facilitate easy address-based identification and registration of residents within the communities.
  9. Each community has up-to-date address-based household’s register at all times.
  10. That every community has an up-to-date community sketch or map to facilitate the ground validation of Ghana Posts GPS generated addresses.
  11. Institutions and companies within communities have unique community address codes and thereby easily identifiable for taxation.
  12. Migration of residents in and out of the communities are flawlessly managed to generate up to date household register.
  13. The need to undertake census activities every 10 years becomes unnecessary.
  14. The control of fraud and abuse is cost effectively undertaken in the generation of digital addresses for national ID registration.
  15. Monitoring and enforcement of good sanitary conditions in the communities is vigorously undertaken.

Key Institutional beneficiaries of CRIMS