70,000 Enumerators to be Recruited for 2020 census- Ghana Statistical Service

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has disclosed that it will recruit about 70,000 people as enumerators for the upcoming national Population and Housing census slated for June 28th. The nationwide enumeration exercise was originally scheduled for March but had to be rescheduled due to some technical challenges. Authorities of the Institution say that the recruitment will be done at the district level with the exercise expected to be carried out within two weeks.

What are the expectations for this exercise?

“The census day, as has been announced, is 28th June 2020. Usually, the field workers will start with some preparatory activities, listing the structures before that day. What is going to happen on that day is that, they will be going out to enumerate households, population and persons who do not have permanent places of abode as well as persons who will be found in hotels and guest houses. Then after the 28th night, they will move from structure to structure to interview the households. The enumeration itself will last for a period of two weeks,” Deputy Government Statistician, David Kombat stated.

Last year, the government released GH¢25 million towards the 2020 Population and Housing Census, an amount which is part of the GH¢45 million allocated in the 2019 budget. This was revealed by Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim at the inauguration of the National Census Publicity, Education and Advocacy Committee for the 2020 Population and Housing Census.

Source: Citi Business News