Ghana Statistical Service to conduct second trial census


The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) will begin the second phase of the multi-staged Trial Census for the 2020 Population and Housing Census with listing of structures from today Monday 18 November 2019.

The Trial Census Night will be the midnight of Sunday November 24th, 2019, and the actual field enumeration will begin from Monday 25th of November to 7th December 2019.

A statement signed by Professor Samuel K. Annim, the Government Statistician, said the conduct of the Census was in accordance with the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003), which empowered the Statistical Service to conduct Population and Housing Census in Ghana every 10 years in the month of March.

The Trial Census is in accordance with the United Nations’ recommendations guiding the conduct of Population and Housing Censuses worldwide.

The Population and Housing Census is the only statistical operation that takes detail information of every single individual found within the borders of the country at a particular point in time usually referred to as the Census night.

The information collected is beneficial to and would be disaggregated by national, regional, district and community level and good for decision making at the level of governance as well as for business decision-making.

It will also be used by industry and academia.

The districts selected for the second phase of the Trial Census, are Aowin Municipality in the Western North Region, Ekumfi District in the Central Region, Kpone Katamanso Municipality in the Greater Accra Region and the Krachi Nchumuru District in the Oti Region.

While only a part of the Aowin and Kpone Katamanso Municipalities will be covered under the second Trial Census, the whole of the Krachi Nchumuru and Ekumfi Districts will be covered.

The Statistical Service entreat all persons resident within the selected communities to cooperate with the census officials in order to ensure a successful Trial Census.

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