The President of the Ghana Statistical Association (GSA), Prof. Nicholas N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, has pledged the association’s readiness to work with and support the new Government Statistician (GS), Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim and the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in their endeavor to produce accurate, reliable and quality statistics to serve as the basis for informed decision making by government and other policy makers. 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.
He again assured the GS that, members of the GSA are the back bone of GSS and will, at all times, be willing to lend their support to him.
Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah said these during a courtesy call on the New Government Statistician in his office today upon hearing of his appointment to the position and also to introduce his executives to him.
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 GS was made a Fellow of the Association as enshrined in their constitution. The two institutions has an existing collaboration which has led to both working together over the years needed to be strengthened for mutual benefits. The two Deputy Government Statisticians, Mrs. Araba Forson and Mr. David Kombat are also part of the Executives of the Association.
The GSA would be having its 2nd International Statistics Conference later this year in collaboration with the GSS.
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”.
The Vice President of the GSA, for the Northern Sector of Ghana, Prof. Saeed Bashiru emphasized on the need to have strong collaboration between Academia and Industry. He was quick to add that it was in that regards GSA was championing same and needed the support from all, including the GSS, to succeed.