Launch of 30 days to the 2021 Population and Housing Census

Launch of 30 days to the 2021 Population and Housing Census

On Friday 28th May 2021, the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the 30 days to Census Night countdown for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC). The event was held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. The 30-day countdown to the census marks a critical milestone in the 100 Days to Census Night in the 100 Days to Census Night implementation. It marks the start of a massive publicity campaign to sensitise the public on the census and education them the benefits, processes, and outputs of the census exercise. The event thus unveiled the publicity materials that the Ghana Statistical Service will be using for the publicity campaign including the information sheets, posters, flyers, and jingles.

Before the keynote address and launch by the President, there were remarks from the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Honourable Dan Botwe, the Honourable Minister for Finance, Honourable Ken Ofori-Atta who is also the chair of the National Census Steering Committee, and the Minister for Information, Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah also the chair of the National Census Publicity, Education and Advocacy Committee. In attendance was also His Excellency, the Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who launched the 100 days to Census Night in March.