Gender Ministry targets 210,000 for National Household Registry

Madam Otiko Djaba, Minster for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Madam Otiko Djaba, Minster for Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR), under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) is targeting 210,000 households in the Upper East Region   for data collection to be processed into a single national registry.

The data would be used for public policy planning, research and development for the poor, vulnerable and the excluded in society.

The Operations Specialist of the GNHR, Ms Bertha Dzeble, disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times here in Bolgatanga on Friday during the training of municipal and district coordinators and supervisors recruited for the execution of the project in the region.

“The GNHR which is a registry of poor and vulnerable households in the country when completed will serve as a single document for a point of reference for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and non-governmental organisations, to select beneficiaries for their social protection programmes,” she stressed.

Ms Dzeble entreated the 135 supervisors and also the 22 district coordinating directors who were trained together at the three-day programme organised by the GNHR to actively participate to ensure that accurate and reliable data were gathered.

She noted that the programme which is being co-funded by the World Bank aimed at training 808 enumerators from all the thirteen municipalities and districts who work together with the supervisors, municipal and district coordinators, district liaison officers and community focal persons for the data collection process.

She said the area would be zoned into clusters and supervised and monitored very well to ensure that the proper thing was done and appealed to stakeholders including the traditional and opinion leaders to support the programme.

The Operations Specialist stated that the programme which ended in the Upper West Region in 2016 and being implemented now in the Upper East Region would also be extended to the remaining regions of the country on gradual basis.

The Municipal Coordinator of the GNHR in charge of the Kassena-Nankana municipality stated that they had been equipped enough by the training programme to perform the task and appealed to the media to support by whipping up the interest of the communities to participate actively in the exercise.

The recruited municipal and district coordinators and supervisors who participated in the training programme.

From Samuel Akapule

 

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