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2021 PHC Product Release Calendar

Release Date : 14 Sep, 2021

2021 PHC Product Release Calendar

The Ghana Statistical Service has published the Product Release Calendar for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) which previews the data products that will generated from the 2021 PHC. The purpose of releasing t

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About PES

Release Date : 06 Aug, 2021

About PES

What is a Post Enumeration Survey?

The systematic attempt to estimate the accuracy of the overall count of censuses by sample surveys has become a part of the census operations in Ghana since 1960. In the 1984, 2000 and 2

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Enumeration commences

Release Date : 28 Jun, 2021

Enumeration commences

The enumeration phase for the 2021 Population and Housing Census has started successfully nationwide. The enumeration commenced following the celebration of Census Night activities in all 272 statistical districts. The

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Census Night celebrated nationwide

Release Date : 27 Jun, 2021

Census Night celebrated nationwide

The enumeration phase for the 2021 Population and Housing Census has started successfully nationwide. The enumeration commenced following the celebration of Census Night activities in all 272 statistical districts. The homeless, and persons who sp

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Listing of Structures for 2021 PHC underway

Release Date : 13 Jun, 2021

Listing of Structures for 2021 PHC underway

The data collection phase of the 2021 Population and Housing Census has commenced with the listing of structures. The first day of listing was earmarked for the canvassing of all the 51,922 Enumeration Areas in the country and for community entry

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Chalking and listing of structures ongoing

Release Date : 13 Jun, 2021

Chalking and listing of structures ongoing

On Monday 14th June, the chalking and listing of structures commenced in all districts within the country and  data has started to be synced to the server. National Monitors have also been deployed to the field as

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Jospong Group of Companies supports 2021 Population and Housing Census training and Publicity

Release Date : 04 Jun, 2021

Jospong Group of Companies supports 2021 Population and Housing Census training and Publicity

The Jospong Group of Companies is providing strategic support to the 2021 Population and Housing Census in the areas of training and publicity. In the area of training, the Jospong Group of Companies is printing of 40,

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Training of Field Officers for the 2021 PHC underway

Release Date : 01 Jun, 2021

Training of Field Officers for the 2021 PHC underway

Ghana Statistical Service has commenced training prospective Enumerators and Supervisors for the 2021 Population and Housing Census. The training commenced on Monday 31st May with registration and is scheduled to last

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Abibigromma Theatre Group partners with GSS to produce census dramas

Release Date : 30 May, 2021

Abibigromma Theatre Group partners with GSS to produce census dramas

The Abibromma Theatre Group has partnered with the Ghana Statistical Service to produce census dramas in both English and local languages for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC). The purpose of these dramas is

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GSS unveils publicity materials for 30-day public education campaign

Release Date : 29 May, 2021

GSS unveils publicity materials for 30-day public education campaign

On 28th May, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa launch the 30-day countdown which marked the start of the publicity campaign for the 2021 PHC. As stated in the keynote address by His Excellency, it is nece

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Launch of 30 days to the 2021 Population and Housing Census

Release Date : 28 May, 2021

Launch of 30 days to the 2021 Population and Housing Census

On Friday 28th May 2021, the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the 30 days to Census Night countdown for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC). The even

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Ghana Statistical Services Concludes Training of Regional Trainers for the 2021 PHC; will start training Field Officers on 31st May

Release Date : 25 May, 2021

Ghana Statistical Services Concludes Training of Regional Trainers for the 2021 PHC; will start training Field Officers on 31st May

The Ghana Statistical Service has completed training of Trainers for the 2021 PHC following a nine-day residential training workshop for prospective Regional Trainers. Following the completion of the training, a competit

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Face to Face Training of Regional Trainers Underway

Release Date : 17 May, 2021

Face to Face Training of Regional Trainers Underway

The final phase of training of Regional Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) commenced nationwide on Monday 17th May. The residential training workshop is scheduled to end on Tuesday 25th March. The

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Windy Lodge Hotel and Beach Resort Supports Printing of Field Officer’s Manuals for the 2021 Population and Housing Census

Release Date : 14 May, 2021

Windy Lodge Hotel and Beach Resort Supports Printing of Field Officer’s Manuals for the 2021 Population and Housing Census

Windy Lodge Hotel and Beach Resort in Winneba has supported the printing of the Field Officer’s Manual (FOM) for the 2021 Population and Housing Census. Windy Lodge provided funds for the printing of 1,000 copies

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Training completed, Field Officers to be deployed on 13th June

Release Date : 13 May, 2021

Training completed, Field Officers to be deployed on 13th June

Ghana Statistical Service has successfully completed training of Enumerators and Supervisors for the 2021 PHC.  Prospective Field Officers during the 11-day training were equipped with the knowledge and skills to

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Speaker of Parliament pledges support for the 2021 PHC

Release Date : 10 May, 2021

Speaker of Parliament pledges support for the 2021 PHC

The Government Statistician paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Honourable Alban S.K. Bagbin on Monday 10th May 2021. The purpose of the courtesy call was to formally brief the Speaker on the upcoming

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Face to Face Training of District Data Quality Management Teams Commences

Release Date : 04 May, 2021

Face to Face Training of District Data Quality Management Teams Commences

Ghana Statistical Service has commenced training of 1,605 prospective District Data Quality Management Team (DDQMT) members for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC). The ten-day residential workshop is taking p

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CalBank donates GHS 10,000 to the Census

Release Date : 30 Apr, 2021

CalBank donates GHS 10,000 to the Census

CalBank PLC is supporting the training of Field Officers for the 2021 PHC with a donation of GHS 10,000 to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The funds are meant to support the printing of the Field Officer’s M

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Chief Census Officer pays courtesy call on the Chief Fire Officer

Release Date : 26 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer pays courtesy call on the Chief Fire Officer

Members of the Census Coordinating Team and National Census Secretariat paid a courtesy call on Mr. Edwin Blankson, the Chief Fire Office, and the leadership of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS). The purpose of th

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Former President Kufuor Pledges Support for Census

Release Date : 22 Apr, 2021

Former President Kufuor Pledges Support for Census

A delegation from the Ghana Statistical Service lead by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer paid a courtesy call on the fourth president of the fourth Republic, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor on Thursday 22nd April.  The

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Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer makes a Presentation on the 2021 PHC to Prospective Data Users at UCC

Release Date : 21 Apr, 2021

Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer makes a Presentation on the 2021 PHC to Prospective Data Users at UCC

Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Annim made a presentation on the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) for Prospective Data Users at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). The event which took place at the School

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Delegation from GSS pays courtesy call on the IGP

Release Date : 21 Apr, 2021

Delegation from GSS pays courtesy call on the IGP

A delegation led by the Chair of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) board, Dr. Grace Bediako paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of Police on Wednesday 21st April to brief him on the 2021 PHC and solicit the support of the Gha

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Chief Census Officer Pays Regional Courtesy Call on the Northern Regional Minister

Release Date : 20 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Regional Courtesy Call on the Northern 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 Northern Region, Honourable Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu in Tamale on Tuesday April 13th.

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Regional Census Information Session held in Tamale

Release Date : 20 Apr, 2021

Regional Census Information Session held in Tamale

The Ghana Statistical Service organised an information session for the Northern Regional Census Implementation Committee (RCIC), Coordinating Council and other regional stakeholders in the Tamale on Tuesday 20th April. The session was chaired by t

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Former President Mahama Pledges Support for Census

Release Date : 20 Apr, 2021

Former President Mahama Pledges Support for Census

A delegation from the Ghana Statistical Service lead by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer paid a courtesy call on the fourth president of the fourth Republic, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday 20th April at his offic

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Chief Census Officer Pays Regional Courtesy Call on the North East Regional Minister

Release Date : 19 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Regional Courtesy Call on the North East Regional Minister

A delegation from the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) lead by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim paid a courtesy call on the North East Regional Minister, Honourable Mr

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Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Upper East Regional Minister

Release Date : 19 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Upper East Regional Minister

As part of 100 Days to Census Night Activities, the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim paid a courtesy call on the Upper East Regional Minister, Honourable Stephen Yakubu in

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Ghana Statistical Services Concludes Training of National Trainers for the 2021 PHC

Release Date : 16 Apr, 2021

Ghana Statistical Services Concludes Training of National Trainers for the 2021 PHC

The nine-day training for National Trainers for the 2021 PHC which started on Thursday 8th April ended Friday 16th April. The residential training marked the final phase of training for National Trainers following three

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Chief Census Officers Pays Courtesy Call on Western Regional Minister

Release Date : 13 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officers Pays Courtesy Call on Western Regional Minister

A delegation let by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer paid a courtesy call on the Regional Minister for the Western Region, Honourable Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah on Tuesday April 13th at his office

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Regional Census Information Session for Western Region held in Takoradi

Release Date : 13 Apr, 2021

Regional Census Information Session for Western Region held in Takoradi

The Ghana Statistical Service organised an information session for the Regional Census Implementation Committee and other regional stakeholders in the Western Region. The information session was held in the Regional Coordinating Council Conference

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Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on Honourable Central Regional Minister

Release Date : 12 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on Honourable Central Regional Minister

A delegation led by the Government Statistician and Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, paid a courtesy call on the Central Regional Minister, Honourable Justina Marigold Assan in Cape Coast on Monday 12th April. The purpose of th

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2021 PHC Regional Information Session held in Cape Coast

Release Date : 12 Apr, 2021

2021 PHC Regional Information Session held in Cape Coast

An information session for members of the Central Regional Coordinating Council and other key regional stakeholders was held in Cape Coast on Monday 12th April. The session was chaired by the Central Regional Minister, Honourable (Mrs.) Justina Ma

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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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Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Oti Regional Minister

Release Date : 09 Apr, 2021

Chief Census Officer Pays Courtesy Call on the Oti 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 Oti Region, Honourable Joshua Makubu in Dambai on Friday 9t

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Regional Census Information Session for Oti Region held in the Dambai

Release Date : 09 Apr, 2021

Regional Census Information Session for Oti Region held in the Dambai

Members of the 2021 PHC implementing team held an information session for the Regional Coordinating Council and other key regional stakeholders.This information session is the third of the planned sixteen sessions to b

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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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