Ghana Household Registry to help vulnerable citizens – Hon. Oye Lithur
- Published: Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:37
The Gender Minister has underscored the relevance of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) towards the development of the country.
Nana Oye Lithur says the registry, when collated, will guide government in the dispensing of many government supports to the needy and vulnerable households in the country.
“The Registry will ensure that the social economic characteristics of each and every household in Ghana that should benefit from social protection programmes are prioritized,” he said.Mrs Lithur disclosed this at the launch of the programme in the Upper West Regional capital of Wa.
Initiated by the Gender Ministry, the GNHR entails the registration of households and collection of basic information on their socio-economic status in order to aid planning of social protection programmes.
Government is hopeful the full implementation of the programme will help it address the hurdle of mass poverty in the country. Touching on other benefits, Mrs Lithur says the project will ensure that “we have a face, a name, a physical address, and a location” to target households that will require government support.
Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani, used the opportunity to call on all head of District Assemblies to help make the project a success. According to him, the only way the project will make its impact is when the District Assemblies put on board their exceptional knowledge. He charged religious bodies and other groups in the society to mobilize their members for the project.