Ghana set for a digital census
Ghana has procured 70 000 tablets and other modern digital technologies in preparation for its 2020 census. This was announced by Samuel Kobina Annim, the government statistician, during the inaugural meeting of the National Census Publicity, Education and Advocacy Committee (NEPEAC) in Accra.
Ghana undertakes a census every 10 years. The 2010 census estimated the population at 24.2 million. The government statistician indicated that they had carried out a pilot census after which they had developed a mobile app that will be used to report issues in the field during the census. Ghana will be the third country in Africa, after Malawi and Kenya, to carry out a digital census.