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GHS521 million budget for population census justified - Govt statistician.

He said taking a gander at the strategic expense of the statistics, it will be out of line on anybody's part to propose that the spending plan is swollen. In a location to Parliament on the enumeration, Prof. Annim said the costing fulfills all benchmarks. 

"We have more than 70,000 enumerators and chiefs comprised of 58,000 enumerators and 12,000 directors. We are paying every enumerator over the period (June 13 to July 11, 2021) GHS2,520, and for every boss, over a similar period, every individual is being paid GHS2,940. A straightforward computation of this shows that it takes more than two-fifths of the distributed aggregate." 

"Furthermore, interestingly, we are doing a computerized registration. So in front of the enumeration preparation, we've obtained 76,500 tablets. These tablets, in the event that you circumvent the market, [have a unit] cost of $170 or GHS1,200. This again devours more than one-fifth of the expense. So obviously, those cases of swelled expense can't be genuine just by this calculation."The 2021 populace and lodging enumeration will begin on June 27, 2021. 

The activity, which will run till July 11, 2021, is intended to create information that will be utilized in dynamic and anticipating the advancement of the country and its residents.

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