The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has successfully registered 144,664 households under the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) in the Upper East Region.
Out of the 1,826 communities in the region, 1,694 have been registered.
Speaking at the end of the registration exercise in Bolgtanga, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Otiko Afisa Djaba, said the programme will ensure the successful implementation of social intervention programmes.
“It is the ministry’s responsibility under the National Household Registry to ensure that social protection benefits get to the people who really need them. The GNHR has the mandate to establish a single national household register from which all social protection programs in Ghana will select their beneficiaries.”
“The GNHR aims to enhance transparency and accountability in selecting beneficiaries of social protection programs across Municipal and District Assemblies by establishing a credible, up-to-date single national household registry that will ensure efficiency and coordination in the implementation of social protection programs,” she said.
She added that the data gathered will also help local government authorities have information for their developmental agenda.
She said a mop-up exercise will also be carried out to capture households left out during the exercise due to some factors beyond the control of the GNHR.
By: Frederick Awuni/citifmonline.com/Ghana