Mr Francis Oti Boateng, District Chief Executive for Asante Akim North, has charged field officers to be engaged in the upcoming agricultural census to know the processes and procedures involved in data collection to produce credible information.
He said the demand for accurate and timely information on agriculture for policy planning and implementation was crucial at this time of the country’s development.
It was therefore, important for the field officers to be upright and work diligently to obtain credible agricultural data for the country.
Mr Boateng made the call in an address read for him at the opening of a 10-day training workshop for Ghana Census on Agricultural (GCA) field officers at Agogo.
The 66 participants were drawn from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Information Services Department and other decentralized agencies from the Asante Akim North and South Districts as well as the Asante Akim Central Municipality.
The workshop was to equip the participants with the requisite skills to conduct the census and obtain accurate and credible data for the country’s agricultural sector.
Mr Boateng urged the participants to see farmers as the valuable part of the population and be courteous in the discharge of their duties.
Mr Agyeman Prempeh Ofori, a facilitator, stressed the need for the participants to be punctual so as to be able to acquire the needed skills to discharge their duties.