Ghana’s 1st digital census slated for April-May

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A provisional date has been set for the commencement of the 2021 Population and Housing Census in Ghana, according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).

At a workshop in Winneba to sensitize journalists drawn from the southern sector of Ghana, Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer Professor Samuel Kobina Annim charged the media to help educate the public on the importance of the census.

The exercise has been tentatively scheduled for April and May.

The 1992 Constitution recommends a census enumeration once every 10 years for data to be collated, rather than simply relying on estimates and projections alone.

Ghana is preparing to undertake its sixth post-independence census – after the 1960, 1970, 1984, 2000, and 2010 censuses – and its third Population and Housing Census (PHC).

The 2021 Population and Housing Census this year, however, will be the first digital census in Ghana.

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