The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has inaugurated a 14-member implementation committee to supervise this year’s Population and Housing Census (PHC) in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
The committee members have expertise in statistics, health and civic education.
The rest are census officers, respective representatives from the National Population Council, Development Planning Council, and the five sub-metros.
The committee, among others, will recruit field officers and coordinate publicity activities within the metropolis.
Again, it will liaise with field operations to distribute logistics, and ensure community participation in the census.
The committee members have also been tasked to identify possible areas for dispute and devise measures to resolve them.
Speaking at a ceremony held in Kumasi on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 to inaugurate the committee, Kumasi mayor Osei Assibey Antwi charged the committee to work diligently as the data collected by the enumerators is vital for resource allocation to the five sub-metros.
Mr Antwi, who administered the oaths of office and secrecy to the committee members, noted that his office will provide the necessary support, including finance, to foster the success of the census.
Regional Statistician, Kobina Abaka Ansah, underscored the need for the committee to remain apolitical and further implored the members to do their job devoid of political interest.
He urged well-meaning Ghanaians to participate in the census.
For his part, the chairman of the committee, Kwadwo Akuoko, pledged the committee’s readiness to coordinate and implement all the necessary activities to achieve a successful census.