GANTA, Sept. 3 (LINA) – Over 500 persons from across Nimba County have benefited from a two-day training organized by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS).
Held in Ganta from September 2-3, the training brought together shortlisted candidates who after the training would be assigned to different parts of the county as Enumerators and Supervisors for the government’s COVID-19 Household Food Support Program (COHFSP), which is expected to begin in the county shortly.
The participants were trained especially in Digital Data Collection Techniques, a skill the organizers said is key to the implementation of the food distribution project.
LISGIS Nimba Executive Director, Matthew Gongor, emphasized that quality data collection is key and cautioned would-be enumerators and supervisors to avoid creating fake households.
He explained that the data collected will not only be used for the food distribution but other purposes along with various partners for future projects.
Speaking at the end of the training, Nimba County Inspector, B. Mack Gblinwon, cautioned the trainees to fully utilise the skills acquired from the training, adding, « I want you to see yourselves as people who are working for their own country, not just hired workers of LISGIS. »
He challenged participants to grasp the opportunity as an added advantage to their career development.