The Ghana Statistical Support (GSS), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has rolled out a Business Tracker, which is an on line survey concentrating on businesses with the purpose of examining the socio-economic influence of Covid-19 in Ghana.
The review will also assess steps set in position by firms to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 as effectively as endeavours to create improved restoration for businesses and cross border trade.
Commenting on the research, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the Government Statistician observed that the roll-out of a delicate mortgage plan of up to GHC600 million by the Federal government, which will have a a person-yr moratorium and two-12 months compensation time period for micro, smaller and medium scale firms is a direct reaction to the adverse outcomes of Covid-19 and its attendant plan interventions, notably the limits on mobility of persons.
He included that irrespective of the minimal information on the pathways and extent of results, coping approaches and preparedness of organizations to get better submit-Covid-19, the exigencies of the ramifications of Covid-19 led to the Government’s policy intervention for businesses. He, thus, known as on corporations to participate in the study to notify coverage selections.
“I make a clarion call to all apex bodies of companies in Ghana which includes Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Business enterprise and Trade Associations, Private Organization Basis and Nationwide Board for Modest Scale Industries and specific enterprises to participate in the survey”, stated Prof. Annim.
Effects from the study will tell policy instructions in preserving employment and safeguarding development of the Sustainable Progress Aims (SDGs). The results will also deliver insights into retaining the promise of the African Continental Free of charge Trade Space (AfCTA) alive as a tool to cope with potential pandemics and defend positions and firms specifically for youth and ladies.
“Covi-19 is not only a well being trouble but also a enhancement crisis with huge socioeconomic impact, and for its assessment, empirical data will be expected to guarantee that recovery attempts are greater directed. This is a rising partnership that we hope will make a change in supplying the considerably-necessary data for plan possibilities and determination making”, mentioned Gita Welch, performing Resident Representative of UNDP Ghana.
The socioeconomic influence research is section of a broader partnership trying to get to improve capacities for economic and strategic policy growth in reaction to Covid-19.
The partnership, led by the GSS, includes other governing administration institutions, the UN system in Ghana, enhancement associates, academia and non-public organizations.
Other interventions of the partnership will include re-engineering SDGs financing architecture to secure jobs and safeguard SDGs progress amidst Covid-19 supporting youth innovations in preventing Covid-19 and creating resilience of neighborhood economies.
Business owners, Handling Administrators or representatives of micro, modest and medium scale companies are kindly requested to get the shorter survey listed here or at: https://little bit.ly/2UJzvSX.
Covid-19 is an infectious disease induced by the most not too long ago found coronavirus. It was declared a pandemic by the Earth Well being Organization (WHO) when it started out spreading to most elements of the world.
Ghana has so significantly recorded above 300 instances and a number of steps have been set in area to curb the distribute of the virus like the closure of the country’s borders with a partial lockdown in elements of the place.