Chief Executive Officer for Amansie West District Hon Nii Lartey Ollenu has charged residents within his jurisdiction to avoid exempting themselves from the ongoing population and housing census which kicked-off last Sunday 27th June 2021.
The activity which is being carried out by government statistician forms part of a global and national development agenda, hence the need for the inclusivity of all persons within the district, even the vulnerable.
He expressed that compilation of data on the number of residents, ethnic groups, total workforce, religious groups, agencies among others, will be the determinant of the allocation of the national cake of which developmental projects are part and the elevation of the district to a municipal status.
The later he noted is decided by the size of the district’s population, hence the need for all to get counted for the progress of the district. “Nobody should be left behind”, he challenged.
“Informations that will be given to officials will be made strictly confidential. Everybody should open up and give out the true information”, he advised.
Hon Nii Ollenu made this call during an interview with the media.
He gave biblical precedent on the historical onset of census by giving reference to Numbers Chapter 1 verse 2, explaining how God instructed Moses to count the children of Israel after their families, by the house of their fathers with the number of their names plus other Bible allusions.
“Population and housing census is not a new thing. It started many years ago”, he underlined.