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Current Update on Census from the Ghana Statistical Service


Press Release from GSS

The leadership of the Ghana Statistical Service has released an update on Census Activities in the country in a press conference. This is what it contains. 

1. Ghana Statistical Service continues to express its appreciation to the public for their sustained cooperation and enthusiasm in ensuring a successful conduct of Ghana’s first fully digital census. 

2. The data collection exercise which was originally scheduled from 27th June to 11th July 2021 led to the successful enumeration of 85% of the expected households and as at the end of the sixth day of the initial seven-day extension (12th to 18th July 2021) 94% of the expected households have been enumerated. 

3. In all 16 regions, data collected exceeds three-quarters of the expected data with all of them surpassing 90% with the exception of Greater Accra.

4. In view of the uncompromising goal of counting everyone the data collection exercise has been further extended in selected areas across the country. 

5. The identification of the selected areas for extension and the accompanying duration are driven by a number of factors including calls received from persons on Ghana on their status and experience of the enumeration, departure from benchmark indicators and assessment of the coverage and quality of data received so far.

6. To quality assure work done by Field Officers, Management of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has mandated the conduct of spot checks in an entire enumeration area once a call is received from an individual who is yet to be enumerated in the area.

 This is done to count all other persons in that areawho may not have reported that they are yet to be counted. In the process of spot-checking, verification and validation are done at three levels: (1) all structures are listed; (2) all households in structures are covered; and (3) all households members are counted. 

7. GSS has instituted physical visits to selected households for purposes of verifying information collected by its Field Officers. These visits will be done by Field Monitors who will be wearing Field Monitor’s jackets branded with the 2021 PHC and GSS logos and carrying photo ID.

8. GSS has also instituted outbound calls to selected members of the public for same purpose of verifying information collected by its Field Officers. 

For the safety and security of respondents as well as adherence to data privacy and confidentiality, the following are the numbers to be used during the outbound calls: 059-447-7453; 059-447-7441; 059-448-0477; 059-447-7502; 059-447-7503; 059-448-0626; 054-582-7362; 054-582-7332; 026-412-7462; 026-412-7471; 026-412-7481; 026-412-7478.

Members of the public should be rest assured that the responses provided during enumeration are strictly confidential and the outbound call team only has their name and number.

 The team has signed an undertaking not to disclose any information obtained from the calls to anyone else. The information they record will be matched via serial number by the data analysis team for the verification. 

Any member of the public with any concerns following a spot check or outbound call is requested to call the census call centre on 0800-426-426 or any of the other numbers 059-147-6895, 020-685-0157059-147-6893, 059-147-6884, 020-685-0157, and 055-162-5567.

10. The top 25 districts receiving priority interventions are:

a. Ga West 

b. Ga North 

c. Adentan Municipal 

d. Kpone Katamanso 

e. Ledzokuku 

f. Tema West 

g. La Nkwantanang -Madina Municipal 

h. Ga East 

i. Ayawaso West Municipal 

j. Shai Osudoku 

k. Awutu Senya East 

l. Krowor Municipal 

m. Ningo Prampram 

n. Gomoa East 

o. Wassa Amenfi Central 

p. Ashaiman 

q. Tema Central 

r. Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal 

s. Sunyani Municipal 

t. Ga Central Municipal 

u. Ga South 

v. Tarkwa Nsuaem 

w. Akwapim North 

x. Ketu South 

y. Akwapim South 

11. GSS wishes to assure members of the public who are yet to be counted that no one will be left behind. 

The 2021 PHC aims for complete coverage and generation of quality data for decision-making. 

12. Members of the public who have not been counted should contact the census call centre on the tollfree number 0800-426-426 or any of the other numbers 059-147-6895, 020-685-0157 059-147-6893, 059-147-6884, 020-685-0157, and 055-162-5567.

13. To persons yet to be counted, please make yourselves available by using the call-back card or informing your neighbours when you will be available. 

14. Census Management is appealing to members of the public who are still unwilling to be enumerated to cooperate with Enumerators and allow themselves to be counted.

15. The next update will be next week Friday 30th July 2021.

                      “You count, get counted”


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