August 23, 2017

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the Ghana National Household Registry is embarking on a sensitization programme on household data collection in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern region.

The programme, according to information gathered by, is aimed at identifying ways of acquiring resources and making them available for the street people in order to improve and raise their standards of living.

Speaking at the programme, Minister for Gender Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba noted that the move formed part of government’s practical frameworks to help improve livelihoods and raise the standard of lives.

She added that the move is expected to empower, especially the youth to benefit from the numerous government interventions such as the Planting for Food and Jobs, One Village One Dam, One District One Factory initiative, one million dollars per constituency as means of providing them with job opportunities to be more productive instead of indulging in heardpotter business (Kayayo).

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Bunkpurugu, Mr Solomon Boar on his part, lauded the Gender ministry for their effort and assured them of the necessary support to make the programme a reality.

According to him, the One Village, One Dam, One District One Factory and others initiatives were clear indications of the NPP government’s commitment to provide the citizenry with job to improve their standards of living.

Other dignitaries who graced the occasion include Madam Betta (National Director of Ghana National Household Registry), Mr Daniel Nanor (National Director of Social Welfare), Mr Oyeh Prosper (Northern Regional Director) and other dignitaries.
Meanwhile, the team also paid a courtesy calls on the regional minister and later visited the Dakpem Naa and Gukpegu Naa Palaces.

By:Alice Abubakari/