Census Enumerators Could Be Dismissed Over ‘Shoddy’ Work – GSS Warns

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) says enumerators about whom complaints have been made because they failed to ask the stipulated questions are being sacked.

Census Enumerators Could Be Dismissed Over ‘Shoddy’ Work – GSS Warns

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) says enumerators about whom complaints have been made because they failed to ask the stipulated questions are being sacked.

Speaking to the media, on July 12, Head of Methodology for the 2021 Population and Housing Census Johnson Owusu Kagya said enumerators who ask a few questions instead of going through all questions could be sacked.

“If your structure has been given that census serial number and district name, we are able to identify who that enumerator is and we are also sacking people because some people come and do shoddy work; asking just a few questions instead of going through all these and so we are sacking the enumerators for doing some of these shoddy work,” he told host Alfred Ocansey.

So far, about 80 percent coverage has been attained as of Sunday, July 11, when the exercise was scheduled to come to an end.

But the Service decided on extending the deadline by seven more days for a mop-up in some districts including Ga East, Ga West, and Ga North in the Greater Accra Region, and it the cause of delay in some areas attributed to the non-cooperation of some residents.

But Mr. Owusu Kagya said those who are yet to be counted should cooperate with enumerators to make the exercise a success.