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Housing and Population census set to take place in April 2021

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President Akufo-Addo has stated that the population and Housing Census will come off between April and May 2021.

The exercise was schedule for March 15, 2020, with the first two weeks expected to be used for listing but was postponed due to the novel coronavirus that has crippled the world’s economy.

President Akufo Addo made this assertion when he recently launched the Ghana Census of Agriculture Report organized by the Ghana Statistical Service.

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According to him funding has been secured for the census.

Also, the Ghana Statistical Service has indicated that plans are put in place to ensure a smooth exercise.

GSS also intimated that it intends to recruit and train field officers in their respective districts.

“In view of the numbers involved for training of field officers, it has become necessary for GSS to use Ghana Education Service class rooms for the training of the field officers. Giving that the classrooms will only be available during this period (April—May), when schools will be on recession as the conduct of the census is contingent on the availability of classroom for training field staff,” the statement noted.

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