DISCARD PARTISAN MINDSET IN CENSUS EXERCISE - GA EAST MCE CHARGES ENUMERATORS AS SHE ADMINISTERS THEM TO OATH OF SECRECY
The Municipal Cheif Executive (MCE) for the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Abokobi, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, has charged Census Enumerators in the Municipal to eschew partisan interests and work in the national interest to ensure the collation of credible data for the 2021 Population and Housing Census.
The Hon. MCE was speaking at a brief ceremony to administer the Oath of Secrecy to the persons recruited as Enumerators for the 2021 PHC at the Kwabenya Community Senior High School, Atomic, on Tuesday, 1st June, 2021.
Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah told the over 400 Enumerators and Supervisors that the nation's future debelopment largely depended on the data they will collate and advised them to have the interest of the nation at large and not partisan political interest.
"We're not talking about politics where you belong to Party A or B. You can not act as a citizen only when your party is in power. We're here as Ghanaians and responsible at that", she said.
The Municipal Chrief Executive stressed the need for the personnel to be mindful of the data they gather and not divulge people's personal information except for the purpose for which they were recruited.
She observed that the nation's development within the next decade largely depends on the data from the Census exercise and charged them to
"This is a historic exercise because for the next 10 years, it is the data you will collate that the nation will depend on for development. I expect all of us to be sincere to ourselves and to the country so that in the next 10 years, till we come back to conduct another exercise, we will help in collating all the data needed for the Government to progress", she admonished.
A Field Supervisor from the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Dr. David Mensah, also advised the Census Personnel to adhere to the regulations governing the Census exercise and respect the chain of communication to ensure they do not go beyond bounds.
"I trust that we are all going to be law-abiding citizens and we're going to adhere to the instructions you're going to be given during this period of training', he noted.
The Municipal Statistician and Census Officer, Mr. Iddisah Yeboah Seidu, urged the enumerators to focus on the wotk at hand and be prepared to work or be shown the exit.
"We are doing a complete coverage of the municipality so don't stay at home and call that you're sick. That's the job you have applied to do and we are duty-bound to do it and without mallice", he implored.
The Enumerators are undergoing training on the exercise and will begin the "Listing" phase (numbering or counting of houses) from 13th June and end on 19th june, 2021.
The Census Night and Census Day are expected to take place on 27th June and 28th June reapectively and will last for ten (10) days.