The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has extended the deadline for the 2021 Population and Housing Census to Sunday, July 18.
This will allow enumerators complete work in the outstanding enumeration areas.
The exercise, which started on Monday, June 28, was expected to end Sunday, July 11, 2021, in all sixteen (16) regions of the country.
This year’s census is said to be crucial for the nation in decision-making for development of the economy, especially due to the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a press briefing held at GSS’ Headquarters on Sunday, Prof. Kwabena Annim added that “data on 80% of the expected households has been received as at the 12th day of enumeration.
Out of the 16 regions, data has been received from 12 regions with the North East region recording the highest figure.
“Currently, the completion rates in some districts based on the data received by the 12th day indicate that the enumeration will have to continue.