The Head of Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR), Dr Richard Adjetey, has lauded the Information Services Department (ISD), for its diligence in information dissemination.
Speaking at a workshop on Public Education Campaign in Cape Coast on Monday, Dr Adjetey said one of the activities at the heart of the GNHR is public education campaign and this is where the ISD has played a key role and the World Bank has acknowledged that and is pleased to work with the Department in all data collection activities.
“When it comes to data collection, especially with the census approach, we need an institution that is more in-depth into communication and that is the hallmark of the ISD; you don’t only do community sensitization but you also do community entering,” he said.
“You engage the various people at the community level and that gives you one plus of your work,” Mr Adjetey further noted.
He also stated that the GNHR has been working with the ISD since 2017, adding that with the support of the ISD, GNHR have successfully completed its data collection in the five regions in the north.
The Ag Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the ISD, Mr David Owusu-Amoah, attributed this success to the restructuring of the Department, which has experienced a transformed modern day Public Education Coordinating Division that oversees public sensitization activities.
He added that management of the Department also devised a strategy to constantly review and monitor the work of the officers on the field which enabled it to identify and address challenges that are capable of impeding their work.
Bala Ali, ISD