June 13, 2024

The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that the country’s census process will soon be digitized.

According to the Veep, the decision to digitize the census comes as part of an upcoming exercise to ensure that children between the ages of 6 and 14 receive their Ghana cards.

“From the 17th of this month, we are going into the schools and we are going to issue national IDs for all the children from the age of 6 to 14, we will now have a complete national ID so that from birth.

” Everybody is part of the system and very soon, I mean maybe within the next few years, our census will be almost digital because we will how many people have died from the birth and death, how many people are born, we will not need to physically count anybody anymore because the data will be available on a daily basis, what is your population at any point in time and that is also very interesting.” Dr. Bawumia said

Dr. Bawumia said this while addressing the Clergy in Accra on last Tuesday June 4th as part of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.

Dr. Bawumia further explained that the move to digitalize the country’s census aims to make the entire process efficient and accessible to all citizens without having to send officers to the field to conduct the census.

The Ghana card is a biometric identification card that serves as a national identification number for all Ghanaians.

The digital system will also enable the government to track the progress of the census exercise in real-time, allowing for quicker decision-making and better resource allocation.

Ghana has conducted five post-independent population censuses in 1960, 1970, 1984, 2000 and 2010 with the last two consisting of both a population census and a housing census making the 2021 PHC the third Population and Housing Census to be conducted in Ghana

Ghana conducted its sixth post-independence population census between 27th June and 18th July 2021.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com