The Ghana National Households Registry- GNHR in collaboration with the Information Services Department- ISD have held a Day’s workshop for all Twenty-Two (22) District Information Officers (DIOs) in the Central Region at Elmina.

The One day Workshop was to kick start the preparation for the sensitization and data collection of the poor and extreme poor in every house hold for government livelihood intervention and support.

The event was made up of all 22 district information officers supposed to research and gather data as well as sensitize communities. The Central Regional Coordinating Council (CRCC) represented by the Chief Director, Mr. Kingsley Agyei-Boahene on behalf of the Regional Minister, Hon. Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan, and Mr. Tally Ansah Asiedu, Head of Public Affairs Unit from the Council, heads of divisions from the Information Services Department and officials from the Ghana National Households Registry- Ministry of Gender.

In an address to field officers, the Chief Director, Mr. Kingsley Agyei-Boahene called for all field officers to involve themselves to have an effective exercise at the end of the day.

He cautioned officers of the Dos and Don’ts of the exercise in making the data collection a success.

Mr. Agyei-Boahene urged organizers to involve District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the process and also try to alleviate political infusions in the data collection process.

He however advised organizers to involve community members as enumerators to enhance community participation.

The Chief Director finally asked liaison officers to collaborate with ISD and enumerators for a Worthy course.

It was observed and finally accepted that officers went to the field on the 11th September, 2022 with the following:

1. Questionnaires
2. Bio data to demand right information from communities.
3. Education on the need to provide authentic information.
4. Include all house holds by close of exercise.
5. Information to put community members in readiness before team arrive through announcement.