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26.05.2021 Headlines

Your 2021 population census instrument is ethnocentric against Ewes, withdraw it — CSS to Statistical Service

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Your 2021 population census instrument is ethnocentric against Ewes, withdraw it — CSS to Statistical Service
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The Centre for Socioeconomic Studies (CSS) is calling on the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to withdraw its enumeration instrument for the 2021 Population Census.

The Centre said the character of the instrument is ethnocentric and anti-developmental.

After studying the census instrument, the CSS says the issue affects particularly Ewes.

“The Centre for Socioeconomic Studies (CSS) notes with grave concern the plain ethnocentric and anti-development character of the enumeration instrument issued by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) for the 2021 Ghana Population and Housing Census (PHC),” part of a press release from the Organisation has said.

While the CSS insists the ethnocentric character of the census could jeopardize the authenticity of the entire exercise, it is calling on the Ghana Statistical Service to as a matter of urgency see to it that all the issues are resolved.

“…we are calling on the GSS to immediately withdraw the instrument and address the concerns raised and provide further sub-classifications under the general Ewe ethnic group in the enumeration instrument before census night.

“If Ghana is to develop, public officials must be truthful at all times, be fair and eschew ethnocentric tendencies,” the release from CSS adds.

Below is the full press release from the CSS:

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Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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