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UPPER EAST RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER IN GNHR DATA COLLECTION

The National Coordinator of the Ghana National Households Registry (GNHR), Dr. Prosper Laari has passionately appealed to all households in the Upper East Region that are not yet registered in the ongoing data collection exercise to do so.

The Data Collection exercise in the Upper East Region was launched at Pusiga by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon Otiko Afisah Djaba on February 27th2018 after all pre-data collection activities had been completed. So far, it is estimated that over 85% of the households are registered with one more week to end the exercise.

According to Dr. Prosper Laari, the data collection exercise is crucial for the socio-economic advancement of Ghana, as it seeks to establish a single national household register with which social protection programmes will select their beneficiaries.

Speaking on a Bolgatanga-based radio station, Tanga Radio, as part of GNHR’s Public Information Campaign (PIC), Dr. Laari said his outfit will continue to intensify the registration of households within the few days left. He said it was important for all households in the region to be a part of the registration exercise to ensure an accurate batabase.

The GNHR National Coordinator expressed appreciation to the Chiefs and people and all key stakeholders of the Upper East Region for embracing the data collection exercise.

He however indicated that, there are a few number of households that are yet to be enumerated, as they reportedly leave their homes very early for work or farm and return very late in the evening. He maintained that the GNHR field officers are nonetheless up to the task to reach out to those not yet registered before the close of the exercise.

Dr. Prosper Laari believes the exercise will not only be successful but will also cover a higher percentage of households in the region. He thus appealed to the remaining households to avail themselves for registration. The Communications Specialist of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Gabriella Ampem-Darko said that the GNHR had intensified its Public Information Campaign especially in the last few weeks across the region in a bid to encourage all households to register.

She soothed the false impression being held by some well-to-do households that the data collection was targeted only at the poor households and urged them to register. Madam Gabriella maintained that every household or individual was eligible to register in the exercise whether rich or poor, young or old.She therefore called on the media and other stakeholders to support the GNHR for a more successful exercise in the region.

From the Upper East Region, the GNHR data collection exercise will move to the remaining eight regions of Ghana. The exercise is being supported by the World Bank and the Government of Ghana.

STATEMENT BY HON. OTIKO AFISAH DJABA AT THE LAUNCH OF UPPER EAST REGION GNHR DATA COLLECTION EXERCISE AT PUSIGA

 Naa Chairman, Naaba Issifu Atiah Aborg, Chief of Tiili, MP for Pusiga, Hon. Laadi,Northern Regional Minister, Deputy Regional Minister, Upper East, Dean of the University for Development Studies - Wa, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Traditional Rulers, Staff of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Invited Guest, The Media, Ladies and Gentlemen.

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STATEMENT BY DR. PROSPER LAARI AT THE LAUNCH OF UPPER EAST REGION DATA COLLECTION EXERCISE AT PUSIGA

Hon. Ministers of State, Regional Minister, Deputy Regional Ministers, Members of Parliament present, District Chief Executives, Traditional Rulers, Staff of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social protection, Invited Guest, ladies and Gentlemen.

It is gratifying to see the day for the official launch of data collection Exercise of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR)

The Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) established the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) to ensure that social protection benefits get to the people who really need them. The GNHR therefore has a mandate to establish a single national household register from which all social protection programs  in Ghana will select their beneficiaries to enhance efficiency and prevent duplication in other SP programmes. It would further enhance   

    • Efficient program monitoring
    • Reduced double registration
    • Increased transparency and accountability
    • Seamless and efficient transfer of data
    • Enhanced quality of operations and services for field officers
              Baseline Data for future programs

Poverty has no colour as Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba would always say. There is therefore a need for a scientific identification and categorization of the vulnerable in Ghana. We cannot continue to select beneficiaries of social protection programmes in ways other than households that truly need it. The proxy means test by the GNHR therefore helps in using verifiable indicators to categorize households as Poor, Not Poor and Extremely Poor.

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GENDER MINISTER MONITORS TRAINING OF GNHR ENUMERATORS IN UPPER EAST REGION


The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba has challenged enumerators of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) in the Upper East Region to work to perfection in order to ensure a successful data collection in the region.

The Minister said this when she joined other officials of GNHR to monitor the training of enumerators at Tongo in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region. The training preceded the official data collection exercise in the region, which commences on 27th February, 2018.


The training was to equip the enumerators with all the necessary information, acquaint them with the processes, rules and regulations for an effective and successful data collection exercise.

Speaking to the enumerators at the training, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba entreated them to be fully committed to the task and produce a credible data that will help in reducing poverty.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection urged the enumerators to deliver their mandate devoid of partisan politics since poverty has no political colour.

The data collection exercise in Upper East Region forms part of the GHNR mandate of producing a single database of poor Households in Ghana for the implementation of social interventions targeted at the poor and vulnerable households across the nation.

GENDER MINISTER LAUNCHES GNHR DATA COLLECTION IN UPPER EAST REGION

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with support from the World Bank has officially launched the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) Data Collection Exercise in the Upper East Region Tuesday 27th February 2018 at Pusiga.

The Data Collection Exercise, which was first carried out successfully in the Upper West Region, seeks to register poor and vulnerable households in order to ensure that real beneficiaries truly enjoy social protection interventions.

The exercise forms part of the mandate of GNHR to establish a single entry national household register from which all social protection programmes in Ghana will select their beneficiaries.

Launching the exercise, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba said that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is committed to the systematic reduction of poverty in the country and bringing relief to the vulnerable and less fortunate. Therefore, GNHR is one of the ways intended to realize that vision.

Hon. Otiko  Djaba cautioned field staff of the exercise to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of making entries as the accuracy of the Data collected will be crucial in achieving the main objective of establishing the Registry.

"Let’s all help to build an excellent database and be part of this beautiful and efficient process", Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba said.

Gender Ministry Employs 1000 for Household Data Collection in Upper East Region

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.

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Upper East Region Endorses GNHR

The Chiefs and people of the Upper East Region have fully endorsed the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) Data Collection exercise which is aimed at producing a single national household register to facilitate access to credible database for effective implementation of social protection programmes.

In affirming their readiness and acceptance for the exercise, the people including several Chiefs, Queen mothers, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Assembly members, Heads of State Institutions, Civil Society Organisations, women and youth groups and Students among other key stakeholders thronged the Gbewaa College of Education park for the official launch of the data collection exercise.  

The exercise which is being funded by the World Bank, was first carried out in the Upper West Region and it is expected to be replicated in all the 10 regions of Ghana.

Against this backdrop, the Deputy Regional Minister for the Upper East Region, Frank Fuseini Adongo assured the full support of the Chiefs and people of the region in ensuring a very successful and credible data collection exercise by the GNHR of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

The Data Collection exercise begins Wednesday 28th February 2018 in the Upper East Region a day after the official launch at Pusiga.

Delivering a welcome address on behalf of the Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari, Mr. Frank Fuseini Adongo said “to ensure a successful data collection exercise in the region, there is the need for all stakeholders to support the exercise”.

He was of the view that the massive attendance by the people was an indication that they had fully endorsed the exercise and were prepared to support it at all cost.

The Deputy Minister reminded the people that, any attempt by any of the households or group of people to sabotage the exercise or prevent its smooth running would be

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