Statistical Service Distributes vehicles to selected MDAs

The Ghana Statistical Service donated 14 vehicles to assist in improving the statistical operations of ministries, departments, and agencies carrying out the Harmonising and Improving Statistics in West Africa (HISWA) Project.

Seven (7) Ministries, Departments, and Agencies will each get one of the 14 Toyota Hilux Pickups provided by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) (MDAs).

On Wednesday, June 22, a ceremony at the Census Secretariat, GSS Head Office in Accra saw the vehicles presented to the receiving MDAs.

Deaths and Births One (1) car each was supplied to the Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Police Service, Registrar General’s Department, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana Health Service, and Ghana Immigration Service. Registry received eight of the vehicles.

To meet the country’s data needs, the HISWA Project is producing a wide range of data from surveys, censuses, administrative, and big data from a number of sources, including mobile phones and satellite imagery.

To create an integrated, harmonised, and interoperable production and use of statistics for policy formulation and monitoring, the Project employs a system-wide approach to statistics development.

The Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, advised the MDAs receiving the vehicles to make sure that the vehicles are used by their Statistics Units for the reason for which they were supplied to them, considering the significance of the HISWA project objectives for national development.

He also underlined the HISWA Project’s various contributions to the nation’s statistical development.

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