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 together a wide range of stakeholders took place at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The launch featured a keynote address by His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia which focused on the importance of data in this era of technological innovation. There were also remarks by the Honourable Minister for Information, Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the chair of the National Census Publicity Education and Advocacy Committee. The Government Statistician and the Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, gave an update on census implementation and highlights of key upcoming activities. Representatives of the following key strategic stakeholder groups gave solidarity messages in support of the census: Muslim community, heads of cooperation, United Nations agencies, Civil Society Organisations, the private sector and the Christian community.