The Ghana Statistical Service, GSS, has cautioned against the payment of monies by individuals to be recruited as field personnel for the 2020 population and housing census.
A statement from the Service signed by management, advised against any such act, saying the recruitment is strictly done online.
The Service says it is currently reviewing applications after which it will contact shortlisted applicants via text message or an email for interview at a district of their choice.
Meanwhile, face to face engagements with successful applicants are expected to be conducted for only two weeks in May.
The Ghana Statistical Service has already announced that it will recruit about 70,000 people as enumerators for the exercise.
In an earlier interview with Citi Business News, Deputy Government Statistician, David Kombat, said “The census day, as has been announced is 28th June 2020. Usually, the field workers will start with some preparatory activities, listing the structures before that day. What is going to happen on that day is that, they will be going out to enumerate households, population and persons who do not have permanent places of abode as well as persons who will be found in hotels and guest houses. Then after the 28th night, they will move from structure to structure to interview the households. The enumeration itself will last for a period of two weeks,” he stated.
The 2020 Population and Housing Census is expected to be carried out in June after initial postponement from March 2020.
Last year, the government released GH¢25 million towards the 2020 Population and Housing Census, an amount which is part of the GH¢45 million allocated in the 2019 budget.
This was revealed by Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim at the inauguration of the National Census Publicity, Education and Advocacy Committee for the 2020 Population and Housing Census.
Prof. Annim further stated that processes for the release of the remaining GH¢20 million had been initiated.