The Paramount Chief of Pulima in Sissala West District of the Upper West Region, Kuoro Osman Diewia Nankpa III has called on all citizens to support the 2021 census enumerators to have a successful census in the Sissala West District.
“It is a very important national exercise that everybody must get involved. We all must assist the census officials from the Statistical Service to obtain accurate and reliable data. Obtaining accurate and reliable data is important to us in many respects”.
He said the data will inform the government about developmental interventions in the Sissala area and the need for everyone to participate and give accurate information to the officers.
“The data to be generated will help attract investors;Non Governmental Organizations and individuals to come to the support of the various communities with felt needs”.
He called on Sisslas who are not at home but in other parts of the country to make sure that they mention their various districts and communities to the enumerators when they come to them.
Kuoro Nankpa said the data will also aid chiefs to make appeals to the central government and other development partners for development interventions based on the strength of their numbers. He stressed that, both Sissala West and East needed to be divided into two constituencies because of their geographical challenges,”but this could only be done when we were able to prove that we had enough numbers in the various constituencies”
Pulima Kuoro also appealed to the enumerators to be more professional during their work because most people at the various communities might not be well abreast with the process and might not be willing to give out information. This is about the peak of the farming season and majority of the people will all day at the farms may likely show signs of fatigue the census officials visit them.
From 27th June,2021 enumerators will start collecting data on properties and individuals through to July 11.
Originally, this census exercise was supposed to come off in 2020, but because of the Corona Virus Pandemic last year, the country could not embark on the enumeration.
All persons who will spend the census night in Ghana will be part of those that will be counted.
During the enumeration, a census official (enumerator) will visit each household then administer a questionnaire to collect some information from the head of household or any other adult in the household.
The paramount chief made the comments during an interview with Radio Mak news in his Palace at Pulima .