2021 population census to cost us GHS521 million – Finance Minister

Ken Ofori Atta, Finance Minister

Ghana’s 2021 population and housing census will cost GHS521 million, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

Mr Ofori-Atta told a gathering in Accra on Friday, 28 May 2021 that “of the budget of GHS 521.3 million, the government has already disbursed GHS 467.2 million” for the conduct of the census.

We will continue to ensure that the needed funds are provided to ensure a successful implementation”, he noted.

He noted that the data collected will “enable us to measure the social and economic status of our nation, and to receive the invaluable inputs necessary for charting the roadmaps for achieving the targets and indicators envisioned in our national development agenda”.

Then, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has begged Ghanaians not to spread deception or offer misrepresentations or disputable material about the forthcoming registration.

Nana Akufo-Addo noticed that his administration stays resolved to confirm based arranging and dynamic across all circles of improvement and will utilize this statistics information to measure the degree to which “we have gained ground on our public advancement plan.”

The president said these at the dispatch of the 30-day commencement to the enumeration night in Accra on Friday.

He focused on that the enumeration will guarantee that the nation has the data expected to revive its key protected arrangements on value and the advancement of interests of the minimized and hindered in the public arena, with regards to the administration structure.

The registration night is set for 27th June and people on travel and in short-stay establishments like lodgings, visitor houses and emergency clinic, will likewise be relied on this evening.

In any case, the identification of people in families and long-stay foundations will be counted from 28th June to 11th July.


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