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GNHR to begin household registration in late June in North East region.

The Ghana National Household Registry will begin its national household registration from late June in the North East through the Savanna and ending up in the Northern region in September.

The objective of the Ghana National Household Registry is to compile a credible database of the poor and vulnerable persons in Ghana for easier identification for social protection programmes.

National Coordinator of the Ghana National Household Registry, Dr. Prosper Laari disclosed this at a sensitization workshop in Tamale for regional and district officers of the Information Services department in the Northern, Savanna and North East regions.

Some participants at the training.

The workshop is to aid the information officers in carrying out public education campaigns ahead of the start of the registration exercise in the regions.

Dr. Laari said the exercise which was postponed in April owing to COVID-19 will enable the Gender Ministry create a single national register to facilitate the coordination of social protection interventions across various Ministries and agencies in Ghana.

He indicated that, the Ghana National Household Registry has adopted the census approach where registration agents will move from house to house with devices which are pre-loaded with data intake questionnaire to collect biographic and socio-economic data on each household.

National Director of the Information Service Department, Charles Wereko lauded the collaboration so far, revealing that, the GNHR had provided the ISD with the needed resources and the various MMDAs across the country have supported with vehicles for the sensitization campaign.

Mr. Charles Wereko, director of ISD.

The Ghana Household registry is an agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection which is tasked to collect data on the poor and vulnerable in the country.

Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | | Ghana

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