Census Night will be used as a reference point – Census Member

Stanley Awalime, GNA

Adidome (VR), Feb.
29, GNA – Mr. Stephen Amoah, a member of the 2020 Population and Housing Census
Management Committee has told the Central Tongu Census Implementation Committee
that the 2020 Census night would be used as a reference point for the enumeration

He said the Census
Night would help the enumerators know where each person was at a particular
time and how people were migrating in the country.

Mr. Amoah who was
speaking at the inauguration ceremony of an eight-member Census Implementation
Committee for the Central Tongu District said the Census Night being used as a
reference point would also help avoid double counting of people.

He said a lot of
activities were supposed to be carried out on June 28, 2020, which will be the
Census night for people to remember and make reference to where they were on
the said date.

“The Census Night
would be characterized by a lot of music, drama and fire engine in some
communities to make people remember the day and prepare them for the Census
activities,” he said.

Mr. Amoah said the
2020 Population and Housing Census (PHC) would be technologically driven since
computer assisted personal interview, picking Global Positioning System (GPS),
coordinates for all structures and communities would be used in the data
collection to ensure accuracy and speed.

He said because a
lot of advanced technological devices would be used in the 2020 PHC, the
District Census Implementation Committee had to be circumspect in recruiting
the enumerators.

Mr. Louis Toboh, the
Deputy Volta Regional Director of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) told the
Committee members they were supposed to put all resources together to make the
2020 PHC a success since data from the census would go a long way to facilitate
the development of the District.

“The success of the
2020 PHC in the Central Tongu District is dependent on you, the committee
members”, he stressed.

The Census would
begin on June 28, 2020 with a Census Night under the slogan; “2020 PHC: You
Count, Get Counted.”