GNHR Successfully Enumerates 144,664 Extreme Poor Households For Social Protection Interventions

April 16, 2018 10:05 am

As a result of a successful data collection exercise carried in Upper East, a total of 144, 664 households in the Upper East Region have been enumerated in the just ended enumeration of households by the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR).

Owing to that, the Minister for Gender children and Social Protection, Hon.Otiko Afisah Djaba expressed her sincere appreciation to all able coordinators, supervisors and enumerators who helped achieving the data collection of extreme poor household in the upper east region of Ghana.

The data collected aims at assisting social protection programs for the benefit of the vulnerable in society.

Hon. Otiko Djaba revealed that though the exercise was a challenging one, it has been very fruitful because the data collected will enable the government of Ghana to enroll these households unto the various social protection intervention programmes.

Hon.Otiko Afisah Djaba made these pronouncement at the Bolgatanga GNAT’s Hall during the closing ceremony of the data collection exercise for Upper East Region.

Present at the ceremony were the Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Rockson Bukari, MMDCE’s, Representatives from the Ghana Statistical Service, Staff of GNHR (coordinators, supervisors and enumerators).

The ministry of gender children and social protection established the Ghana household registry (GNHR) to ensure that social protection strategies get to the people who really need them. The GNHR therefore has the mandate to establish a single national household register from which all social protection programs in Ghana will select their beneficiaries. The completion of this exercise in the upper east region has therefore set the pace for the identified households to receive the needed assistance.

The exercise saw the deployment of a total of 965 field staff made up of 22 district coordinators, 135 supervisors, and 808 enumerators in the 13 districts of the upper east region. The total number of households enumerated so far summed up to 144,664 out of the projected number of 210,000 households.

Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba noted that a mop up exercise will be done to ensure truly that every eligible household has been registered.

According to the sector Minister, for Ghana to be a better place, we need to be innovative, and work out our very best to ensure the sustainable development of Ghana.

Addressing the gathering, Hon. Rockson Bukari – the Upper East Regional Minister – encouraged the enumerators to call on his Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) and himself whenever the need arose to render their support for the success of the exercise and similar assignments in the future.

The Regional Minister expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and the World Bank for the initiative.

The Data Collection Exercise by the Ghana National Household Registry, after the Upper East Region, will move to the Northern and successively to other remaining regions (Brong Ahafo, Ashanti, Central, Western, Eastern, Volta and Greater Accra Regions) in Ghana for the completion of the National Database of Extreme Poor household to benefit from Social Protection Interventions.