Ghana Statistical Services (GSS), Vodafone Ghana and the Flowminder Foundation have released a second mobility analysis report which shows how population movements have changed since mobility restrictions were introduced and lifted, as part of supporting the Government of Ghana in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Ghana Statistical Service and the Flowminder Foundation have extended their mobility analysis using anonymised and aggregated Call Detail Records (CDR data) from Vodafone Ghana, following a first report released on 03 April. Organisations analysed the effects of mobility and social distancing interventions between 17 February and 03 May, highlighting the differences in population movements before, during and after the mobility restrictions were introduced, including the lockdown in parts of the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas.
Tracey Li, Data Scientist at Flowminder explains:
Professor Samuel Annim, Government Statistician, at GSS comments:
Mobility insights are made possible, in near real-time, through the use of anonymised and aggregated mobile operator data from Vodafone Ghana.
Patricia Obo-Nai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana says:
The report presents changes in travel within and between regions as well as changes in dispersion, (how people spread out from one region to another).
The report can be downloaded from GSS’ website at www.statsghana.gov.gh.
Methods used to produce these indicators are available on Flowminder’s website dedicated to supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response at covid19.flowminder.org.