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31.10.2009 Social News

Traditional rulers, community leaders asked to help make census a success

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Kasoa (C/R) Oct. 31 GNA-Mr Francis Bright Mensah, the Central Regional Statistician, has called on traditional rulers, community leaders and religious heads to help in diverse ways towards the success of the National Census exercise.

Mr. Mensah made the call at the closing of a 12-day workshop for 305 enumerators and other officials for the programme in the Awutu-Senya district at Kasoa on Friday.

He said field supervisors and enumerators would be at their respective Enumeration Areas from November 1 2009 to create public awareness on the issue.

Mr. Mensah said the Awutu-Senya district covers 254 Enumeration Areas with 61 supervisors and 305 enumerators that have been properly trained to ensure the success of programme in the area.

Justice Kofi Ahiakor of the Awutu District Magistrate court swore the enumerators into office.

The exercise would be piloted in six districts in the country on November 8 2009 before the rest of the country is counted.

The districts are Awutu-Senya in the Central Region, Bia in the Western Region, Sene in the Brong Ahafo, Saboba and Chereponi in the Northern and Osu Klotey in the Greater Accra Regions.

Ghana's last census was held in 2000 where the total population of the country was recorded as 18 million.