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Final phase of training for National Trainers underway

Release Date : 09 Apr, 2021

Final phase of training for National Trainers underway

Face-to-face training of National Trainers is ongoing in eight regions in the country. The residential training workshop, which is scheduled to run from 8th to 16th April, 2021 will train 1,338 prospective National Trainers from all regions.

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Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Volta Regional Minister

Release Date : 09 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Volta Regional Minister

A delegation led by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, paid a courtesy call on the Regional Minister for the Volta Region, Honourable Dr. Archibald Letsa in Ho on Thursday 8th April. The purpose of

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Regional Census Information Session for Volta Region held in Ho

Release Date : 09 Apr, 2021

Regional Census Information Session for Volta Region held in Ho

Members of the 2021 PHC implementing team held an information session for the Regional Census Implementation Committee and other regional stakeholders in the Volta Region. The information session was held in the Regional Coordinating Council Confe

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GSS Commences Face to Face Training of National Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census

Release Date : 08 Apr, 2021

GSS Commences Face to Face Training of National Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census

The final phase of training of National Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) will commence tomorrow, Thursday 8th April 2021. The residential training workshop will last until Friday, 16th April, 202

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Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Eastern Regional Minister

Release Date : 31 Mar, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Eastern Regional Minister

A delegation led by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, paid a courtesy call on the Regional Minister for the Eastern Region, Honourable Seth Kwame Acheampong in Koforidua on Wednesday 31st March. Read More


First Regional Census Information Session held in the Eastern Region

Release Date : 31 Mar, 2021

First Regional Census Information Session held in the Eastern Region

Members of the 2021 PHC implementing team held an information session for the Regional Coordinating Council and Heads of Departments in the Eastern Region.

This information session is the first of the planned sixteen sessions to be carried

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Chief Census Officer interviewed on the Probe on Joy News

Release Date : 21 Mar, 2021

Chief Census Officer interviewed on the Probe on Joy News

The Government Statistician and the Chief Census Officer, Professor Kobina Annim was on the Probe with Emefa Apawu on Joy News at 8PM on Sunday 21st March.

The topic was 2021 Digital Population and Housing Census, all you need to know. The

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100 Days to Census Night Launched by His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Release Date : 19 Mar, 2021

100 Days to Census Night Launched by His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

On Friday 19th March 2021 the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia launched the 100 days to Census Night countdown for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC). The event which brought

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Date for the 2021 Population and Housing Census Night to be Announced On Friday

Release Date : 16 Mar, 2021

Date for the 2021 Population and Housing Census Night to be Announced On Friday

On Friday 19th March 2021 the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will launch the count down to the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) Census Night. The 2021 PHC was initially schedu

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Trial Post Enumeration Survey completed in Fanteakwa South District

Release Date : 16 Mar, 2021

Trial Post Enumeration Survey completed in Fanteakwa South District

Data collection has wrapped up for the trial post enumeration survey following the trial census in the Fanteakwa South District. The data collection period spanned three weeks from 24th February to 16th March following a 10-day training for Enumer

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Training of provisioning team commences

Release Date : 15 Mar, 2021

Training of provisioning team commences

A three-day training of 60 prospective personnel to man the assembly line for the provisioning of tablets for the 2021 PHC has commenced. The training is being organised by the IT Assets sub-unit of the Information Technology and Data Processing w

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GSS commences Virtual Training of National Trainers

Release Date : 01 Mar, 2021

GSS commences Virtual Training of National Trainers

The live virtual training of prospective National Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census started on Monday 1st March. Almost 1,800 Prospective National Trainers from all across the country are being trained in 36 virtual cl

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2021 Population and Housing Census to collect data to update the Ghana Multidimensional Poverty Index

Release Date : 25 Feb, 2021

2021 Population and Housing Census to collect data to update the Ghana Multidimensional Poverty Index

The 2021 Population and Housing census will provide disaggregated information to update the Ghana Multidimensional Poverty Index (G-MPI) Speaking at the UNSC Side-Event on Multidimensional Poverty Indices: An SDG Indicator, an Official Statistic and

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Chief Census Officer pays Courtesy Call on the Chief of Defence Staff

Release Date : 17 Feb, 2021

Chief Census Officer pays Courtesy Call on the Chief of Defence Staff

A four-member delegation from the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) paid a courtesy visit on the newly appointed Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Rear Admiral Seth Amoama on Wednesday, 17 February 2021. The purpose of the courtesy call was to brief

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Census Seminar for Research and Academia

Release Date : 11 Feb, 2021

Census Seminar for Research and Academia

Ghana Statistical Service organised a census seminar for stakeholders from research and academia on 11th February 2021. The theme for the seminar was “Modernisation of data generation systems to increase data quality, timeliness a

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Enumeration for Trial Census 3 Draws to a Close in Fanteakwa South District

Release Date : 02 Feb, 2021

Enumeration for Trial Census 3 Draws to a Close in Fanteakwa South District

The Ghana Statistical Service has wrapped up data collection for the Trial Census 3 in the Fanteakwa South District in the Eastern Region.

The data collection involved the listing (numbering) of all structures in the district and the enume

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has conducted training workshops for 160 journalists from all regions in the country.

Release Date : 02 Feb, 2021

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has conducted training workshops for 160 journalists from all regions in the country.

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has conducted training workshops for 160 journalists from all regions in the country. The goal of the training workshop was to initiate sustained and effective engagements with media houses across the

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Trial Census 3 commences in Fanteakwa South District

Release Date : 18 Dec, 2020

Trial Census 3 commences in Fanteakwa South District

Ghana Statistical Service has commenced the Trial Census III in the Fanteakwa South District in the Eastern Region. Two Trial Censuses had already been carried out: Trial Census I in May and June 2019 and Trial Census II, in November to December 2

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CAPI training for Master Trainers

Release Date : 09 Dec, 2020

CAPI training for Master Trainers

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has commenced the last phase of training for Master Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) in Winneba. This in-person training workshop on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) is sch

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Screening of Regional Trainers

Release Date : 01 Dec, 2020

Screening of Regional Trainers

Ghana Statistical Service has started a nationwide exercise to screening applicants who applied for the Pre-Certification Training Programme for Regional Trainers. The screening which is taking place in all districts of the country is scheduled to

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Statistics to be Generated from 2021 PHC highlighted at African Statistics Day Data Users Symposium

Release Date : 18 Nov, 2020

Statistics to be Generated from 2021 PHC highlighted at African Statistics Day Data Users Symposium

A preview of the data that will collected from the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) was presented at the Data Users Symposium organised by the Ghana Statistical Service to commemorate African Statistics Day. The event was held at the Accra

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National Census Technical Advisory Committee (NCTAC) meeting

Release Date : 17 Nov, 2020

National Census Technical Advisory Committee (NCTAC) meeting

The National Census Technical Advisory (NCTAC) held a meeting on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at the Census Secretariat. The meeting was co-chaired by Professor Kofi Awusabo-Asare, Chairman of the NCTAC and Professor Stephen Owusu Kwankye, chair of

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Recruitment of Regional Trainers

Release Date : 15 Nov, 2020

Recruitment of Regional Trainers

GSS is recruiting applicants from all districts in the country to participate in a pre-certification training programme designed for trainers of national censuses and surveys. The training will certify participants as professional trainers who hav

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Meeting with Development Partners

Release Date : 05 Nov, 2020

Meeting with Development Partners

Ghana Statistical Service had a meeting with Development Partners on Thursday 5th November at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. The meeting was organised in collaboration with UNFPA, the lead global partner in census implementation. The purpose of the me

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CAPI Training of Chief and Deputy Chief Trainers

Release Date : 01 Nov, 2020

CAPI Training of Chief and Deputy Chief Trainers

Chief and Deputy Chief Trainers had a four-day residential training on Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) in Teiman. CAPI is one of the key areas in the census process that requires several experts to handle its training at the various

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Screening of National Training

Release Date : 15 Oct, 2020

Screening of National Training

Ghana Statistical Service screening applicants who applied for the Pre-Certification Training Programme for National Trainers. The four-month training programme which will combine virtual with in-person modules, will equip selected applicants with

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WE HAVE NOT ENGAGED ANYBODY FOR RECRUITMENT-GSS

Release Date : 09 Sep, 2020

WE HAVE NOT ENGAGED ANYBODY FOR RECRUITMENT-GSS

Ghana News Agency -May 6, 2020

The Ghana Statistical Service has informed the public that the Service has not engaged any person or institution to recruit or update the records of any applicant for this year’s population Census.

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COVID-19: GHANA’S INFORMAL SECTOR RECORDS LOWEST GDP IN 6 YEARS

Release Date : 06 Sep, 2020

COVID-19: GHANA’S INFORMAL SECTOR RECORDS LOWEST GDP IN 6 YEARS

Michael Hammond | YEN.COM

Ghana's informal sector has reportedly recorded the lowest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2014 - The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), however, reports that the informal sector grew by 5.9% in 2019 against

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CORONAVIRUS CASTS GRIMMER OUTLOOK FOR INFORMAL SECTOR

Release Date : 15 Aug, 2020

CORONAVIRUS CASTS GRIMMER OUTLOOK FOR INFORMAL SECTOR

The country’s largest employer and livelihood for many, the informal sector, has seen its lowest contribution to the economy since 2014, despite recording growth rate which more than doubled the 2018 figure.

Data from the Ghana Stati

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GSS REVEALS GHANA’S PER CAPITA HAS SLIGHTLY FALLEN; NO CHANGE IN LIVING STANDARDS SINCE 2019

Release Date : 09 Jun, 2020

GSS REVEALS GHANA’S PER CAPITA HAS SLIGHTLY FALLEN; NO CHANGE IN LIVING STANDARDS SINCE 2019

Michael Hammond | YEN.COM

Ghanaians did not experience a substantial change in the standard of living from 2018 to 2019, a GSS survey has revealed - It also showed that GDP per capita has marginally declined to $2,212 in 2019 from $2,214 i

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WHY IS GHANA NOT AMONG THOSE WITH BEST COVID-19 RESPONSES?

Release Date : 05 May, 2020

WHY IS GHANA NOT AMONG THOSE WITH BEST COVID-19 RESPONSES?

Date: May 05, 2020, 08:21BY: Dr. Daniel Appiah

On April 13, 2020, Forbes, a renowned US-based global media company, named Germany, Iceland, Taiwan, Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Denmark as countries with the best coronavirus policy resp

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