A survey to track the impact of the COVID-19 on businesses in Ghana has started today Tuesday May 26, 2020.
The Business Tracker Survey is being carried out by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.
A statement issued by the Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim, said the survey will assess measures put in place by businesses to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, as well as efforts made to build a better recovery for businesses.
“The survey will also assess measures put in place by businesses to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 as well as efforts to build a better recovery for businesses. The outcome of the survey will enable government and development partners come out with measures to alleviate the impact of the disease on businesses,”he added.
Professor Samuel Kobina Annim further noted that results from the survey will inform policy directions in protecting jobs and safeguarding progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The findings will also provide insights into keeping the promise of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) alive as a tool to handle future pandemics and protect jobs and businesses,” he said.