Ghana Statistical Service expresses its appreciation to the public for its cooperation with census officials during the period.
The interest of the general public is being counted is high. The call centre has
received over 2,000 calls from the public with concerns of not being listed or enumerated; questions about the exhaustiveness of the interview, and concerns about enumerator identity. In some cases, they are also calling the District Census Officers, Regional Statisticians and other Census Officials directly.
Data has been received on 80% of the expected households as of the 12th day of enumeration with 12 out of the 16 regions above 80%. This ranges from 97% in the North East to 55% in Greater Accra. To put these figures in context, the numbers are based on the data that has been transmitted electronically to Headquarters. In some areas, Enumerators are unable to transmit their data due to poor or absent internet connectivity.
Out of the 272 statistical districts, 181 are on course to complete data collection
Reasons for the below-expected pace of work in selected areas 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.
Field closure activities have begun in Supervisory Areas where work has been completed. An initial mop-up period of 12th to 18th July has been scheduled to complete the work in the outstanding enumeration areas.
GSS wishes to assure members of the public who are yet to be counted that no
one will be left behind.
Members of the public who have not been counted should contact the census call centre whether 059-147-6893, 059-147-6895, 059-476-884, or 020-685-0157.
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 call-back card or informing your neighbours when you will be available.