The Research Division of the Information Services Department (ISD) has organized a four-day training programme for Regional and District Information Officers on how to use the CS-Entry and its integrated interactive maps.
The training, which was held in conjunction with the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) from 14th to 17th August 2023, was aimed at equipping the officers, who double as the Department’s enumerators, with the necessary skills and knowledge of the app’s features and functionalities.
The Minister for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, explained that the CS-Entry software, which has been installed on the Samsung Tablets provided for the officers, would facilitate the collection of survey data.
“This data would be sent to the Research Division for analysis, helping the government understand public opinions about its policies and programmes,” he noted.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the training was specifically designed to equip the officers with the necessary knowledge and skills to access the data collection app.
“The training is important because it will help the officers to collect accurate data, which is essential for ISD to fulfil its mandate… I urge the RMDs to take the training seriously and ensure that they learn how to use the app effectively.”
The Acting Chief Information Officer, Mr David Owusu-Amoah, highlighted the importance of training on the cutting-edge data collection application, CS-Entry, and its integrated interactive maps, which are intended to enhance the department’s ability to conduct surveys and data gathering.
“I am excited about the progress we are making in transforming ISD into a modern, data-driven organization. This CS-Entry app is a key part of this transformation and I am confident that it will help us to collect better data and improve our decision-making.”
Mr Owusu-Amoah also stressed the importance of interactive maps, saying, “These maps will help save time and improve the accuracy of our data collection as our enumerators would easily find their way to the households they need to visit.”
Richard Aniagyei, ISD