Gender Ministry Employs 1000 for Household Data Collection in Upper East Region
Published: Friday, 02 March 2018 10:45
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has engaged about 1000 field staff (enumerators) for the ongoing Household Data Collection exercise in the Upper East Region.
The Ministry through the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has also trained all the field staff including 22 District coordinators, 135 Supervisors and 808 Enumerators for a successful exercise.
Speaking at the official launch of the Data Collection exercise at Pusiga in the Upper East Region, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba indicated that the field officers are equipped with the requisite training, logistics and motivation needed for the household registration.
She was optimistic that upon successful data collection in the Upper East Region, similar exercises would be carried out in the Northern and other remaining regions of Ghana. The data collection exercise was first implemented in the Upper West Region of Ghana, and it is now the turn of the Upper East Region. The exercise is being funded by the World Bank.
The Data Collection exercise officially began on Wednesday February 28, 2018 in the Upper East Region- a day after the official launch at Pusiga.
Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba saidthat, the Ghana National Household Registry was established by the Government to ensure that social protection interventions get to the targeted people and to enhance transparency and accountability in selecting beneficiaries of social protection programmes across various MMDAs.