May 11, 2022 12:14 pm

Following the successful Consensus Building Workshop with the Central Regional House of Chiefs, the GNHR organized a similar workshop for key stakeholders-Political & Administrative Heads, NGOs/CSOs and the Academia in the Central Region on Wednesday, 11th May, 2022.

The workshop forms part of the sensitization activities geared towards the commencement of the registration exercise in the Central Region.

The essence of the workshop was to raise awareness among key stakeholders about GNHR data collection exercise in order to ensure a smooth take off of the exercise in the region. It was also to solicit feedback from stakeholders in order to improve the delivery of the registration process in the region.

The overall goal of the sensitization workshop was to elicit stakeholder buy-in and support for the registration exercise.

In a statement read on behalf of the Caretaker Minister, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Mr. Mawutor Ablo, the Director for Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry said since the establishment of the GNHR, the unit has put in place systems and delivery mechanisms that ensured the successful implementation of data collection in the Upper West, Upper East, Northern, North East and Savannah Regions of Ghana.

According to him, the registry has also successfully established the necessary institutional structures and systems to facilitate data collection across the country. “When completed, the GNHR will serve as a center of targeting and a vital utility resource in fighting poverty in the country”, he said.

The Chairperson, Madam Efua Anyanful who also doubles as the Director in charge of Research Statistics & Information Management (RSIM) at the Ministry called on all stakeholders and the public to lend their support to the GNHR to ensure that this important national exercise becomes successful.

On his part, Mr. Kingsley Adjei Boahene, the Regional Coordinating Director on behalf of the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan stressed that the data collection exercise has emerged at a time when development planning has also become key to government policies to better the lives of Ghanaians through a well Structural Social Protection mechanism.

He urged stakeholders to collaborate and show collective leadership to make the exercise succeed.

The Head of the GNHR, Dr. Richard Adjetey who gave a brief presentation on the GNHR project said the unit was set up as a tool to assist Social Protection programmes (SP) to identify, prioritise and select households living in vulnerable conditions to ensure that different SP programmes effectively reach their target populations.

Dr. Adjetey stressed that two data collection approaches will be used for the data collection exercise in the Central Region. These includes the census and mobile registration approach.

He urged all stakeholders to help and support the GNHR by educating members of their community about the importance of the exercise.

The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR), a Unit under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has been mandated to create a Single National Household Register. The development of such register involves the collection of information on the composition and socio-economic characteristics of households.

The register, when completed, will serve as a database for the selection of beneficiaries for all social protection programmes in Ghana.

Source: MoGCSP