- Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that the 2021 population and housing census will cost the country GHS521 million
- The Minister of Finance said is the amount is expected to cover logistics and payment of personnel who will be involved in the census
- He revealed that government has already disbursed GHS 67.2 million
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The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that the 2021 population and housing census will cost the country GHS521 million.
According to him, the amount is expected to cover logistics and payment of personnel who will be involved in the undertaking the census.
In a report filed by Citinews, Ken Ofori-Atta said the government will provide the needed funds to make the exercise a successful one and has already disbursed GHS 467.2 million
“Of the budget of GHS 521.3 million, the government has already disbursed GHS 467.2 million for the conduct of the 2021 Population and Housing Census,” he said.
The Ghana Statistical Service (SS) says the 2021 census will begin across the country from Sunday, June 27.
The exercise, which will run till July 11, 2021, is meant to generate data that will be used in decision-making and planning for the development of the country and its citizens.
The census was initially set to begin on March 5, 2020, with the first two weeks expected to be used for listing, a process that comprises the zoning and coding of the number of houses and structures to be covered in the census.
In other news, Ghana’s public debt stock hit ¢304.6 billion in March 2021 as it rose by ¢13 billion, the latest Bank of Ghana (BoG) Summary of Economic and Financial Data has revealed.
This is equivalent to 70.2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), lower than the 76.1% registered in December 2020.
According to a report filed by Joy News, the fall in debt to GDP ratio is probably due to the expansion in the size of the economy, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
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