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 scheduled to be conducted in 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the nation is on course for the collection of data in the second quarter of the year.
The launch will bring together a diverse group of policy makers and stakeholders who will be strategic partners in the implementation of the Census. The magnitude and complexity of census implementation requires the involvement of key stakeholders and the public for success. The lead implementing agency for the 2021 PHC is the Ghana Statistical Service.