The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has scheduled July 12 to July 18 as its initial mob-up of data of the citizenry following the conclusion of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
In a press release by the GSS on Sunday, July 11, the Service asserts that data has been received on 80 percent of the expected households as at the 12th day of enumeration with 12 out of the 16 regions above 80 percent.
“This ranges from 97 percent in the North East to 55 percent in Greater Accra,” noted the GSS.
According to the GSS, reasons for the below expected pace of work in selected areas necessitating the mob-up exercise include;
a. Reluctance of residents in specific households to participate in the census
b. Unwillingness of entire communities to participate in the census due to boundary issues
c. Inaccessibility of respondents (persons leaving early for work and returning late in urban areas, farming and mining communities).
d. Larger than expected number of structures/population in rapidly expanding urban areas
e. Whenever, a member of the public calls with questions/concerns about the completeness and content of the interview, an investigation must be conducted which involves the Enumerator and Supervisor being pulled from the field.
“Census Management is appealing to the members of the public who are unwilling to be enumerated to cooperate with Enumerators. To persons yet to be counted, please make yourselves available by using the callback card or informing your neighbours when you will be available,” stated the GSS.
Read below details of the press release: