- Government statistician: Professor Samuel Kakraba Annim
Ghana Statistic Service (GSS) has declared that they are working with the Ministry of health (MOH) for the vaccination of the eighty-five thousand (85 000) field officials who has been deployed for the population census.
The vaccination exercise is to take place on the 31st May to the 8th June.
Professor Samuel Kakraba Annim, Government Statistician, said that the census will adhere to all Covid-19 protocols.
He added that they Ghana Statistic Service has engaged with the ministry of health through the Ghana Health Service and it has been confirmed that all eighty-five thousand (85 000) officials will be vaccinated
“I will mention to all persons in Ghana that we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the census adheres to the strict protocols of COVID-19. What are some of the things we are doing? We have already engaged with the Ministry of Health through the Ghana Health Service, and they had an engagement with Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, who is the Presidential Advisor on Health, and a confirmation has been given that all 85,000 officials that we are going to engage from the beginning of 31st May 2021, will be vaccinated. All our 85,000 supervisors will go through the exercise. ” He said.
The Ghana Statistics Service has already divided the country into fifty-one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-one (51,921) areas.
The 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC), with the slogan, ‘You Count, Get Counted’, will provide the opportunity for the country to gather credible and comprehensive data on the citizenry towards transforming the economy for sustainable development.
- Population and Housing Census logo
Ghana has conducted six population census since independence and Ghana’s population has since moved from 6.7 million in 1960 to 24.6 million in 2010, and currently estimated at 30 million.
- A cross section of the congested market Ghana image credit: flickr
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