The Ghana Statistical Service has commenced training of 1,605 prospective District Data Quality Management Team members for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC).
The importance of this exercise is to critically ensure that the 2021 Population and Housing Census generates accurate, relevant, and timely data for decision-making and development.
The ten-day residential workshop is taking place at the University of Cape Coast from 4th to 15th May 2021. The trainees were invited to the workshop after making it through a rigorous selection process comprising entrance assessments, online self-learning, and live virtual training. This year’s census will be the first digital Population and Housing Census to be conducted in Ghana.
Tablets will be used for data capture and the data collected will be sent daily to the server making it possible to employ real-time data monitoring to achieve complete coverage and quality data.
For this reason, a four-member District Data Quality Management Team is being constituted in each statistical district to ensure that all data errors are identified and corrected during data collection. The conduct of the Census is in accordance with Clause 3 of the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act 1003).