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Government To Jail Those who Refuse To Take Part In 2021 Population Census - Prof Anim

The govnermert Statististition, professor Samuel Annim says people who will avoid the 2021 computerized population and census registration or give bogus information will be obligated to a year prison term. 

Talking on The Probe, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim said all people are commanded to participate in the activity to guarantee the nation has exact information to work with. 

"There is no space for an individual or gathering of people in Ghana to avoid the evaluation work out. To be sure article 54 of the Statistical Service Act (2019) has the subtitle offenses and punishments and it orders everybody in Ghana to give us precise information eagerly once we approach the individual," he said. 

Prof Annim anyway disclosed to Emefa Apawu that the Service barely seeks after the law when people are reluctant to take an interest in the activity. 

He expressed that the GSS would prefer to persuade inhabitants who are far fetched of the interaction through training, exposure and backing on the need to get checked. 

"We would around this time need to discover individuals who for some explanation won't have any desire to partake in the enumeration and we are idealistic that once we do the training, when we reveal to them why this statistics is significant, we will encourage every one of them to come ready for the action." 

Prof Annim said that assuming people are as yet reluctant to partake simultaneously, the law should produce results. 

He added that the help is making an honest effort to guarantee that everyone in the nation is checked during the statistics. 

"As I demonstrated, article 54 is offenses and punishment and in there it says that someone who gives illegitimate data or decreases to give data is responsible to not over a year detainment and 200 units of punishment." 

2021 Population Census 

The 2021 Population Census is required to start on Sunday June 27. The date has been affirmed by the Presidency and the National Census Steering Committee. 

The 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC), with the motto, "You Count, Get Counted" will give the chance to the nation to assemble trustworthy and far reaching information on the populace towards changing the economy for reasonable turn of events. 

The Census Night will be the reference point for all data to be gathered on the populace and imprint the start of the count period of the 2021 Census work out. 

The GSS is the lead office for the direct of the registration and has separated the country into 51,921 identification regions to guarantee simple assortment of geospatial information across the 260 metropolitan, city and area gatherings.

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