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2020 Ghana Population and Housing Census Postponed Due to COVID-19

The 2020 housing and population census has been postponed by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).

The decision was announced by Government Statistician Professor Samuel Annim at a press conference on Wednesday.

“June 28, 2020, as the Census Night has been rescheduled”, Prof Annim told journalists, adding: “We need to put together over 75,000 enumerators and supervisors and train them”.

In January this year, the GSS said the census, originally scheduled for March 2020, would delay by two months.

The change in date, the GSS explained at the time, was anticipated following observations from the completed field census mapping exercise, which, it said, engendered the need to redesign the technological interventions required for complete coverage, enhanced accuracy and timely release of the census results.

To this end, GSS urged its stakeholders, the media and the general public to maintain a positive engagement and participation in the preparation and implementation of the 2020 census activities, including sharing of the right information.

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