Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

2015 challenge

As the city of Sekondi-Takadori, Ghana has become a hub for the oil and gas industry, its tax base has expanded. This growth presents an opportunity for the city to increase revenue, which would enable it to invest in programs to improve living conditions for its residents. Mayor Capt. Anthony Richard Cudjoe requested IBM's support developing methods to systematically identify properties and businesses for taxation purposes and a plan to train selected personnel to carry out this work.