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GNHR to launch National Household Registration in Upper West Region

The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR), a unit under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), would begin its national household registration on August 2, 2016, in the Upper West Region.

The household registration program would help to compile a credible register of the poor and vulnerable households throughout the country.  Mr. Robert E. Austin, Coordinator of Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP), announced this during a team building workshop for its staff at Koforidua in the Eastern Region. The workshop was meant to put a finishing touch to the Registry’s preparation towards the registration that will begin in the Upper West Region in August, 2016.

Mr. Austin said the aim of the workshop was to keep every member of the team abreast with what has been done by the various departments within the Registry. He said the workshop would also enhance collaboration and give the team a clear view on what needs to be done before the start of the registration exercise. Mr. Austin expressed the hope that the effort of the Registry will translate into the compilation of a credible and reliable register of the poor and vulnerable in Ghana and to serve as a novelty in the West African sub-region.

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MoGCSP To Begin Data Collection For Ghana National Household Registry

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCS) has entered into an agreement with Genkey Solutions BV for the delivery of data collection services leading to the establishment of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR).

The data generated will be used for public policy planning as well as research and development in the area of social protection for the poor, vulnerable and excluded in society. The GNHR is a registry of poor and vulnerable households in the country, which will be used by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Non-Governmental Organisations, to select beneficiaries for their social protection programmes.

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Veep launches National Household Registry

The country’s social protection strategy was given a major boost with the launch of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) by the Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, in Accra Tuesday. The GNHR is the single household register which the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has established with the purpose of setting up a database of households from which all social protection programmes in the country will select their respective beneficiaries.

It will also guide public policy planning in terms of research and development in social protection for the poor and the vulnerable.

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Launching the registry, the Vice-President stated that it would improve the targeting of interventions and contribute to eliminating pockets of poverty.

The registry, he explained, identified vulnerable households for the effective targeting of social protection programmes for people who were most in need adding that “developing a national household registry is, therefore, an important element of effective social protection programmes”.

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Gender Ministry sets up National Household Registry

The registry being set up by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, will target the poor and vulnerable who are beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, the Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), among others, thus help to remove redundancy across the programmes.

The GNHR involves the registration of households and the collection of basic information on their socio-economic status. The data from the registry can then be shared across social protection programmes.

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