Ghana to launch African Statistics Day

numbersThe Ghana Statistical Service on Thursday announced that the celebration of the 2013 African Statistics Day would be launched in Ghana on November 20.

The theme for the celebration which is “Quality Data to Support African Progress” would be aimed at drawing attention to the importance of quality statistics for evidence-based decision- making in economic management, poverty reduction and other aspects of socio-economic development.

A statement issued in Accra by David Yenukwa Kombat, Chief Statistician, to the Ghana News Agency said the main goal of the celebration of the African Statistics Day is to promote awareness among political decision makers, the private sector, civil society and the public.

It said this would allow the public to know the fundamental role of statistics in the formulation of economic and social development policies in the country.

It noted that the Ghana Statistical Service would as well use the occasion to disseminate monographs that had been prepared from 2010 Population and Housing Census data and therefore called on all to join in the celebration.

Source: GNA

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