GNHR to launch National Household Registration in Upper West Region
- Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:31
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.