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N/R: Ghana Statistical Service Officially Handover Census Operation To The Committee In Tamale.

Yesterday, 20th of April 2021, the GSS held its maiden session with the Northern Regional Census Implementation Committee with other key stakeholders in Tamale to officially handover the census operation to the committee.

Alhaji Alhassan Shani Zakaria, the Northern regional minister in his opening address assured GSS of readiness of the Northern Region in this year’s Population and Housing Census (PHC).

According to him, the Regional census implementation committee is ready and adequately prepared to take off with the implementation process.

Accoding to Professor Samuel Kobina Anim, who is the Government Statistician and chief Census Officer, "the information session is to provide the regional Census Implementation committees with the requisite information to ensure that there is comprehensive and complete coverage as well as quality data throughout the Census"

Also, the Northern Regional Coordinating Director (RCD) Alhaji Alhassan Isahaku stressed on the essence of the exercise. He said the information session was to adequately prepare stakeholders to determine the accurate number of persons who are residents and non residents of Ghana.

27th June 2021 having been declared as census night, members of the Census Implementation Committee have expressed their readiness to ensure a smooth implementation of the 2021 PHC.

In his presentation, head of Census Methodology, Owusu Kagya however believes that, in other for the implementation to be successful, RCIC needs credible and quality data. He noted that, "the team must ensure that everyone is captured in the census enumeration". Adding, "questions asked during census would help measure some of the SDG indicators".

Meanwhile, April 20 2021, marks exactly 68 days count down to the PHC according to the Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Anim.

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Alhaji Alhassan Shani Zakaria Census Implementation GSS Northern Regional Samuel Kobina Anim


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