With the 2020 census approaching, The North Tongu District Assembly in the Volta region has held a ceremony to inaugurate an eight-member District Census Implementation Committee (DCIC) to superintend the operation of the 2020 Population and Housing Census (PHC) in the North Tongu District.
The committee would be in charge with the various activities to ensure the 20202 PHC, would be successful. In addition to this, they would also ensure that they have the right people who would the complement the skills and quality of human resource needed for the activity in the district.
Mr. Louis Toboh, the Deputy Volta Regional Director of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) who inaugurated the committee tasked the members to put all resources together to make the 2020 PHC a success since it would go a long way to facilitate the development of the District.
He told said Census Implementation Committee has a major task for the triumph of the 2020 PHC and must not leave it to chance.
Mr. Collins Arku, District Chief Executive for North Tongu District said the committee is poised to make a very positive contribution to the implementation of the 2020 PHC and asked the various committee members to use the opportunity to build good working relationship for the activity.
“As we share our experience for the 2020 Census, I hope we build closer working relationships among the stakeholders in our district towards improving the coordination and mobilization of resources for the census”, he said.
Mr. Stephen Amoah, member of the 2020 Population and Housing Census Management Committee asked the community members to take the 2020 PHC serious since it would contribute massively to development and disclose a lot of information about their district which would be used for the benefit of the Nation and the District.
He said the 2020 PHC would be technological driven since computer assisted personal interview (CAPI) that picks Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for all structures and communities would be used in the data collection to ensure accuracy and speed in the data collection.
Mr. Amoah said the district to maximize awareness creation of the census by tasking stakeholders to use every opportunity to talk about the Census after he briefed the DCIC on their roles.
The Eight member committee which is made up of Mr Prosper Agbenyo, District Coordinating Director, Mr Emmanuel Amenyo Dika, District Census Officer, Mr. Elijah Yeboah, District Information Officer, Mrs Delali Ofori, District Health Director, Mr Godwin Amelor, District Education Director, Mr Daniel Glikpo, National Commission for civic Education, Torgbe Agidi Beke IV, Traditional Council Rep and Mr. Stephen A. Lomo, District Statistical Officer were tasked to start work immediately after their inauguration.
The Census would begin on June 28, 2020 with a census night under the slogan; “2020 PHC: You Count, Get Counted”.
BY: STANLEY AWALIME