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Ghana Hosts UNECA Census Workshop On Good Practice In Digital Census

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Ghana Hosts UNECA Census Workshop On Good Practice In Digital Census

Ghana Statistical Service

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with UK office of National Statistic (UK-) organize a four days census workshop program on good practice in digital censuses.

The workshop was been hosted by the Ghana Statistical Service on Monday, February 21st, 2022 at the Accra City Hotel.

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At the ceremony was the Deputy Minister of Information, Hon Fatimatu Abubakar who was representing Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Information Minister and chair of the Nation Census Publicity launched the ceremony were she highlighted the innovations of Ghana’s first digital census which attracted international interest in learning lessons from Ghanaian experience.

She also touched on the challenges to conduct a census successfully during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, Government Statistician in his remarks shared what Ghana did differently during the census and the recommendations that they had to share based on experience and insight on the secret of Ghana’s census success – these included striving for excellence, the use of quantitative indicators for planing.

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According to the Chief of the Demographic and Social Statistics Section at the center for statistics, Dr. William Muhwava commended Ghana for being the only country in the sub-region which conducted a census in 2021.

 

Over 70 officials from 17 Countries are participating in the workshop scheduled from 21st to 25th February, 2022 in Accra. The Aim of the session will focus on the strengthening capacity of National Statistical Office for using technology in digital censuses to improve quality, efficiency and timelines of results.

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In attendance of the ceremony were the Deputy Government Statistician in charge of social and population Statistics, Dr. Faustina Frempong-Aniguah, Directors and staff of the Ghana Statistical Service, representatives from UNFPA, UNECA and UK-ONS and Workshop participants.

 

Source: SintimMedia

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Central Expo 2024 Launches in Cape Coast, Event Set for August 31 – September 7

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The Central Region Trade, Tourism, and Investment Fair Expo 2024 was officially launched on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Regional Coordinating Council’s Banquet Hall in Cape Coast.

President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Odeefo Amoakwa Buadu VIII chaired the launch event.

The theme for this year’s Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating Business Opportunities in the Central Region.”

The week-long event is scheduled to take place from Saturday, August 31, to Saturday, September 7, 2024, at Adisadel College School Park, Cape Coast.

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Since its establishment, Central Expo has significantly contributed to the transformation and unlocking of economic potentials in the central region.

This year’s fair aims to boost global visibility, promote collaborations, and generate revenue for the region.

The event seeks to showcase trade, tourism, and investment opportunities in the Central Region to the public, particularly the financial and business communities across the 22 districts of the region.

Source: Sintim Media

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