June 23, 2021

The Government Statistician at the Ghana Statistical Service, Prof Samuel Kobina Anim has told Parliament that, Ghana has so far put in an amount of Five Hundred and Twenty-One Point Three million Ghana Cedis (Ghc 521.3 million) in the ongoing Population and Housing Census.

He said, the cost for this exercise is very moderate compared to many African countries that carried out similar census exercise and the cost involved. Citing Kenya as an example, he said they held same exercise about two years ago with a Population close to forty-eight million (48 million population) and spent equivalent to about One Hundred and Eighty million Dollars (Dollars180).

Prof Kobina Anim further explained that, the census night is not meant for enumerators (officers) to be knocking at people’s door in their houses for counting but rather, it I s meant to count some targeted groups on the night of 27 June, 2021 such as people who are homeless, people who will be in transit and those who are going to spend the night at guest houses and hotels.

He made this information known to Parliament, when the Ghana Statistical Service appeared before the House for briefing on the ongoing Population and Housing Census and the cost involved, on Tuesday, June 22,2021.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com