The project-- a collaboration between the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the
In her remarks, the Government Statistician, Dr
Dr Nyarko said the project was carved out of the Ghana Statistics Development Plan which was the framework for the development of statistics in
She said the project was to ensure that relevant and quality statistics were produced on a timely basis for sound and effective decision making, adding that statistics were indispensable for good governance and constituted a key element in the development planning process.
Mr Kwasi Armo-Himbson, Chief Director of the
These components, Mr Armo-Himbson said, included Institutional reform and organizational change, Enhancing statistical capacity, Data production and dissemination and Project management and monitoring and evaluation.
He expressed worry that limited statistical capacity within the MDA's remained a major obstacle to effectively monitor the growth and poverty reduction strategies in the country.
"As the country progresses, the need for more reliable official statistics becomes urgent as better decisions could be made by the use of more accurate and comprehensive statistics to achieve targets set within the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda II," Mr Himbson noted.
He expressed the hope that with the implementation of the
For his part, the Board Chairman of the GSS, Mr
He expressed regret that the statistical system in the country, comprising the statistical units of the various MDA's and the GSS, had, over the years, not received the requisite support it deserved.
He said he was, however, encouraged that the NSS was being revived and strengthened with support from development partners and the government of
In his remarks, the Country Director of the
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