The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged the public to show keen interest in the ongoing 2021 National Population and Housing Census and make sure they are counted.
It pointed out that failure to be counted had major implications for the efficient planning and deployment of developmental resources to our respective communities.
A statement signed by its General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, therefore, called on the general public to show interest and ensure that they fully participate in the process and be counted.
“The census exercise which was started 11 days ago and is scheduled to end on Monday, July 12, 2021, has been very slow in reach, low on awareness and has received very minimum attention and publicity in the media,” it noted.
It said many areas had reported ‘no show’, raising serious concerns about the integrity of the census process.
It added that “the importance of the census exercise to the infrastructural, political and socio-economic development of our country cannot be over emphasised as it determines how the scarce national resources of this country are efficiently allocated to equitably address the various developmental needs of the country.
It urged the general public, particularly members of the NDC, that “if for any reason enumerators have not labeled your house or come to your home for the exercise, kindly call the Ghana Statistical Service toll free number on 0800-900-900 or 0800- 800-800 or 0800-426-426 and get counted.”