President Nana Akufo-Addo and staff of the Jubilee House, the seat of Government in Ghana’s capital, Accra, have been counted in the ongoing 2021 Population and Housing Census in the country.
“On Monday, 28th June 2021, officials of the Ghana Statistical Service, led by the Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim, were at the Villa of Jubilee House to enumerate members of my household, as part of the ongoing 2021 Population and Housing Census”, says President Akufo-Addo.
He added that “It was simple, it was straightforward. It is also reassuring to know that the Census officials can be easily identified; they would all be wearing blue reflective jackets, have ID cards, and will observe all COVID-19 protocols. I want to reiterate the message I delivered a month ago, and, once again, plead with everyone to co-operate with the enumerators, and provide them the needed information. The census is an inclusive, non-discriminatory, nonpartisan, national activity, and each of us has a civic duty to participate in the exercise.”
The household of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was on June 28 counted as part of the ongoing 2021 Population and Housing Census.
The enumeration was led by the Board Chair of the Ghana Statistical Service, Dr Grace Bediako,.
The exercise took place at his residence in Accra.
In brief remarks, Dr Bawumia urged everyone living within the country to cooperate with Census Enumerators to ensure a successful exercise.
The Vice President entreated respondents to provide accurate information to the Enumerators for accurate data to inform policy formulation and decision-making.
The GSS is mandated by law to conduct a head count of all persons resident in Ghana every 10 years, which would provide the government and researchers insight into the population dynamics, in order to do proper development projection.