The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), the Parliament of Ghana and INASP have launched 5 new reports aimed at exploring administrative data to demonstrate value of local data for indigenous local decisions, an initiative under the Data for Accountability Project (DAP).

The reports known as the Constituency Profiles have been created with the purpose of providing context to the infrastructural needs of constituencies to the MPs who represent them. Some of the selected constituencies for the reports included Asante Akim Central, Hohoe, Wa East, New Juaben South and Ajumako Enyan-Assiam.

In his introductory remarks, the Deputy Minister for Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, Hon. O. B. Amoah applauded the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) for producing the Census report in almost two months after field data collection. Citing the Ministry as a benefactor of census data, he pinpointed the importance of electronic data collection to buttress the agenda for digitization. He also reiterated that the implementation of sound economic growth and development sought to improve the lives of citizens.

The African Statistics Week was commemorated on 18th November, 2021 at the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT)  Hall in Accra on the theme “Modernizing National Statistical Systems to Support Socio-Cultural Development in Ghana” and included an awards ceremony organised for winners of an infographic design competition.

Source: Maame Yaa Serwaa Nyame-Baah

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  1. Paul SENEADZA says:

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