The President of the Ghana Statistical Association (GSA), Prof. Nicholas N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, has pledged the association’s readiness to work with the new Government Statistician (GS), Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim to produce accurate, reliable and quality statistics.
He reiterated that, the human resource of the GSA can be tapped into by the GSS in its bid to deliver quality statistics to the nation.
Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah again assured the GS that, members of the GSA are the back bone of GSS and will, at all times, lend their support to him.
He made this known during a courtesy call on the New Government Statistician in his office.
He talked briefly about the association and the phases it had been through since its formation as well as plans to establish the Institute of Chartered Statisticians (ICS) in Ghana.
The Government Statistician was made a Fellow of the Association as enshrined in their constitution.
The two Deputy Government Statisticians, Mrs. Araba Forson and Mr. David Kombat are also part of the Executives of the Association.
The Organizing Secretary for Northern Sector, Dr. Smart Sarpong, on his part laid emphasis on the collaboration between the GSA and the GSS saying it was in that spirit of collaboration that “we celebrated the 2018 Africa Statistics Day and hosted the Statistics Conference”.
He said GSA would always be in a better position to defend the good works of the GSS as “independent data producer” for the country.
The Government Statistician, in his response, said he was happy to have the Statisticians declare their support for him.
He was also of the opinion that there was the need to have “functional engagement” so as to monitor data quality in the country.
He expressed the desire of the GSS to have about 600 personnel trained in STATA and CSPRO, to be stationed at the district levels to help clean and run analysis of the data in the upcoming Population & Housing Census.