The ongoing June 27 to July 11 census will be the third to include collecting statistics of both housing and the population.
In an interview with local media, the head of Census Methodology at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) said he is concerned about the possibility of increased insecurity hindering smooth progress of the census.
In their June 28 collective statement signed by GCBC President, Archbishop Philip Naameh, the Catholic Bishops acknowledge the genuine security concerns expressed by a section of Ghanaians about the census.
“With the assurance given by the various responsible agencies, especially the Statistical Service of Ghana, we trust that the necessary safeguarding measures have been put in place to ensure that nobody falls victim to activities of some unscrupulous individuals who might be parading themselves as Census Officers,” the Catholic Church leaders say.
They further call on all Ghanaians to be vigilant by taking charge of their personal security to ensure the safety of their households.
GCBC member also commend the Ghanaian government and other stakeholders who have facilitated the national exercise for ensuring the census goes on despite COVID-19.
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