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Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister has revealed that a new population census would be conducted in 2020 to among others update the country’s statistical data.

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Delivering the Mid-year Budget Review in Parliament on Monday, he said “2020 will be 10 years since the last census in Ghana.”

The Finance Minister said the Ghana Statistical Service has commenced a number of preparatory activities including the conduct of the trial census and mapping out enumeration areas in 130 out of the 260 districts in the country.

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“Following the exercise, a total of 21,590 out of 37,000 enumeration area maps have been updated and the census mapping exercise is expected to be completed by September, 2019,” he added.

Mr Ofori-Atta said arrangements for procuring the required logistics and recruitment of about 70,000 field staff are underway in preparation towards the main census.

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Source: Ghana | Adomonline.com | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman