Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has started a nationwide exercise to screen applicants who applied to be Enumerators or Supervisors for the 2021 Population and Housing Census. The screening exercise is ongoing in all districts in the country and scheduled to last for three (3) to ten (10) days depending on the number of applicants per district.
Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the 10-day training of Enumerators and Supervisors scheduled to start on 31st May in all districts in the country ahead of the data collection for the census exercise which starts on 13th June with the listing of structures. The enumeration of the population will take place from 28th June to 11th July.
The 2021 PHC which will be Ghana’s first digital population and housing census has introduced several technological innovations which include the use of a free online application portal for all prospective census officials.
Over 200,000 applicants will be screened for the exercise which involves the verification of certificates and IDs and an interview with a three-member panel made up of District Census Implementation Committee members. This competitive screening process will lead to the selection of approximately 75,000 applicants who will be trained after which the Enumerators and Supervisors who will be deployed for the census exercise will be selected based on their performance.
The Census Night date for the 2021 PHC is 27th June. For more information on the census one can visit the 2021 PHC website at https://census2021.statsghana.gov.gh
The conduct of the Census is in accordance with the objectives of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to provide quality, relevant, accurate and timely statistical information for the purpose of national development as stipulated in Clause 3 of the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act 1003) and oversight of capacity building in the statistical ecosystem.