The Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council organized a two-day capacity building training workshop for statistical and development planning officers in the Ashanti Region. The workshop was held at the CLOGSAG Hall on Tuesday, 29th November, and Wednesday, 30th November 2022. The workshop aimed to educate participants on the need for administrative data, benefits of integrating administrative data sources into statistical production process, major sources of collecting data for their MMDAs and some protocols of the service.
A total of 108 participants attended the training, with one statistician and one development planning officer from each of the 43 MMDAs in the Ashanti Region and all development planning officers of the ARCC in attendance. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Kobina Abaka Ansah, Regional Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service, Pln. Beatrice Kwarteng Osei-Asare, Regional Economic Development Officer, Mrs. Vivien Akumia, Director of Human Resource Management, and Mrs. Emelia Ayebeng Botchway, Chief Director.
The workshop adopted adult-learning mode of facilitation, Power point presentation, and discussion to make it interactive. The training provided participants with in-depth knowledge of the 2021 Population and Housing Census, basic skills and knowledge of their field of work, and the importance of administrative data source for statistical production process. The training also covered pertinent issues in HRM, including leaves, postings, transfers, secondment, study leave with or without pay, promotions, conversion/upgrading, and discipline.
The workshop was considered successful by the participants, who appreciated the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to their work. The officers recommended a follow-up on the outcomes of the training and suggested that similar training workshops be organized frequently to boost their performance in the discharge of their duties.
In conclusion, the capacity building training workshop enhanced the knowledge of participants, and it was appropriate and informative. The facilitators did a commendable job, and the venue was conducive to learning. The workshop was a success, and it is recommended that training for other classes be held as well.