Upper East Regional House of Chiefs to support Household Registry
- Published: Friday, 14 October 2016 14:06
The Upper East Regional House of Chief has pledged its unflinching support for the implementation of Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) which is ongoing in the country.
The exercise which had commenced in the Upper West Region is being extended to the Upper East Region to be followed by the northern region and the rest of the regions in the country.
The Chiefs drawn from the various paramountcies in the region, made the commitment during an engagement meeting jointly organised by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the GNHR in Bolgatanga on Thursday, to solicit their support for the implementation of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR).
Mr Robert E. Austin, the National Coordinator of the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP), explained to the traditional authorities that the GNHR Project which is being funded by the World Bank in collaboration with the Government of Ghana when completed would help facilitate the identification of extremely poor and vulnerable households.
He explained that as it stood now the Social Protection systems are not well coordinated making it very difficult to identify the extremely poor very well and expressed optimism when the GNHR Project is completed it would coordinate and consolidate all the social protections systems including the School Feeding Programme, Capitation, Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW), Free School Uniform Programme among other social interventions.