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Speaker Of Parliament Asks Citizens To Participate In The Ongoing Population And Housing Census

Speaker of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, Rt Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has pledged the support of the parliament to the ongoing 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHS) and has urged all citizens to participate in the national exercise.
Rt Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, who was among the first personalities to be enumerated yesterday said, the exercise is necessary for planning, budgeting and coordination of state response to the challenges facing the development of the country
“The population and housing census are so critical to survival – the quality of life – and the development of the country. I, therefore, call on everybody to stand up and be counted,” he said.
Mr Bagbin said Members of Parliament (MPs) would be deployed to their various constituencies to actively participate, mobilize, educate and sensitize their constituents on the ongoing census
He emphasized that five post-independent censuses were conducted in the country in 1960, 1970, 1984, 2000 and 2010 with the last two consisting of both a population census and a housing census making the 2021 PHC the third Population and Housing Census to be conducted in the country.

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