The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank (WB), will from 9th − 20th June, 2020, conduct a “Households and Jobs Tracker” survey to track the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on households and jobs.
The Households and Jobs Tracker is one of the three surveys being conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service and development partners on socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease.
The other two surveys which are the Business Tracker and the Local Economy Tracker are already ongoing.
The impact of the pandemic is already hitting businesses and individuals hard across the world.
Currently, Ghana has recorded over 9,600 cases of the disease with more than 3,500 recoveries and 44 deaths.
In a statement issued by the GSS, Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, said the “topics to be covered in the tracker includes income loss, access to services, employment, coping strategies among others.”
He said, “results from the survey will inform policy directions in supporting the extremely poor and vulnerable households and safeguarding progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
Mr. Annim urged the general public to cooperate by giving out accurate information. He also urged the media to offer massive reportage to ensure the success of this national exercise.
He also assured households and individuals that information provided will not be disclosed to anyone or entity in any form, adding that, “the data collection does not require payment of money, and under no circumstance should anyone be required to pay any amount to any person.”