Population and Housing Census to begin soon


The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has said that the country’s Population and Housing Census will begin on the 7th of June,2021 and end on July 11,2021.

The exercise is to generate data that will be used in making decisions and also help in the development of the nation and the citizens within.

Professor Samuel Kakraba Anning, a Government Statistician has said that preparations are being made to make the exercise commence on time.

“All our strategies have been finalised. With few days to the exercise, all that’s left is to hand over the census undertaking to the production units, which are the enumeration areas,” he added.

“In the past three weeks we have visited 13 of the 16 Regional Coordinating Councils and have engaged with the Regional Ministers. We only have three more to go. Hopefully, we will take care of that in the course of the week.”

The census was initially set to begin on March 15, 2020, with the first two weeks expected to be used for listing, a process that comprises the zoning and coding of the number of houses and structures to be covered in the census.

The exercise due to the COVID was however rescheduled to June 28th, 2020.

“You count, get counted”, the slogan of the GSS. It is their aim that not a single person is left out.




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