On the 27th May, 2021, a program was held to mark the 30 days countdown to the 2021 Population and Housing Census at Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly.

A cross-section of dignitaries who graced the launching program

Welcoming participants to the program, Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Michael Owusu- Amoako noted that Ghana has been fairly consistent in conducting census every 10 years. He further explained that the census assists Ghana to understand its population size, structure and dynamics and also provide data on sex, age, births, death, migration, what we do for a living as well as where we live.

The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Michael Owusu- Amaoko delivering his welcome address

Mr. Owusu-Amoako concluded by saying that KKMA is ready to conduct, support and ensure that the impending 2021 Population and Housing Census is very successful.

Ms Ophelia Sosi, the Municipal Statistician informed participants that 530 enumerators have been recruited to collect data across the Municipal. She appealed to everyone to provide accurate information to enumerators when they visit their homes.

Ms. Ophelia Soti, Municipal Statistician addressing participants

The Municipal Chief Executive of KKMA, Mr. Solomon T. Appiah speaking at the launch explained that enumeration will commenced on June 28 to July 11. He stressed that everybody comprising people with disability, the elderly and foreigners who will spend the census night in Ghana will be counted.

According to Mr. Appiah, the exercise which is on the theme you count, get counted should have taken place last year but was postponed as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic. He noted that the census is an all-important exercise because it will provide accurate data for effective policy decision, national development, planning and budgeting.

He encouraged all participants to support in one way or the other to make the census fruitful.

He likewise entreated them to assist the Assembly with the publicity, education and advocacy on the census.

The drama club of Kpone community SHS performed an enlightened drama to educate participants on the importance of the census.

The Kpone SHS drama club performing a drama to educate participants.

Dignitaries who graced the launching program included the paramount chief of Kpone traditional area, Nii Tetteh Otu II, Nomo Teye Leno of the Kpone traditional councils the Presiding member, Hon. Joseph Gbeze, Assembly members, students, heads of Departments and Units and the media.