NDC Calls On Ghanaians To Participate Fully in Census
The National Democratic Congress by this press release wishes to urge the public to show a keen interest in the ongoing 2021 National Population and Housing Census and make sure they are counted.
The census exercise which was started 11days ago and is scheduled to end on Monday, 12th July has been very slow in reach, low on awareness, and has received very minimum attention and publicity in the media.
In a statement signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, it said "Many areas have reported ‘no show’, raising serious concerns about the integrity of the census process. The importance of the census exercise to the infrastructural, political and socio-economic development of our country cannot be over emphasized, as it determines how the scarce national resources of this country are efficiently allocated to equitably address, the various developmental needs of the country"
The NDC also added that failure to be counted has major implications for the efficient planning and deployment of developmental resources to our respective communities.
"It for this reason, that the National Democratic Congress is calling on the general public to show interest and ensure that they fully participate in the process and be counted," he noted.
The NDC further told its members that, if for any reason, enumerators have not labeled their house or visited their homes for the exercise, they should kindly call the Ghana Statistical Service toll free number on 0800-900-900 or 0800- 800-800 or 0800-426-426 and get counted.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith