SENSITIZATION REPORT OF THE PHC OF SUNYANI WEST MUNICIPAL FROM JUNE 13TH TO JUNE 27TH 2021

The Legal Authority for the population and Housing Census is in accordance with the mandates of the Ghana Statistical Service as stipulated in Clause 3 of Statistical Service Act 2019(Acts 2003),the Information Services Department (ISD) of Sunyani West Municipal started Public sensitization from June 13th to June 27th 2021 to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely Statistical information to guide National development. The 2021 PHc with the theme'You count,Get counted' took the Entourage to Chiraa, Odumase,Fiapre and Nsoatre Market Centers respectively  to educate the market women on the need and benefits of the PHC. The 2021 PHC is scheduled to take place from June 28th to July 11th 2021 and listing of structures begins from 13th to 26th June 2021. The sensitization took the information Services Department to various church on Sundays across the constituency respectively to give a talk on the PHC and that it will give them the total number of persons and Housing types and their characteristics in every town or village.The information will be of great help to the central and local governments in planning various educational, Health, Housing and other social services.It was disclose that since the last Census in 2010,there have been many changes in the structure of the population. In this regard, there is the need for a Census to update the socio-demographic and economic Data in the country and Sunyani West as well to ascertain changes that occurred since 2010. The information added that data collected on socio economic and housing conditions collected will allow for identification of vulnerable individuals and households for targated interventions. The sensitization then took us to various Islamic mosques on Fridays across the Municipality to let them know that data collected will informs good decision-making and planning,the data from the Census will aid public and private sector respectively formulate policies and programmes to spur economic growth and development. Jingles of PHC was given to various information centers within the Municipality to airing every morning and evening. Live presenter mentioned was also done as well in connection with the PHC. The Population Census Night commenced on Sunday,27th June 2021 and that morning,the information Services Department visited every information Center at area to continuously creating the awareness of the PHC. We then used the Assembly Van to go round starting from Odumase to Fiapre,Nsoatre and Chiraa to still remind the people of the relevance of the Census Night. In the evening around 3pm that same Sunyani,the information Services Department joined the floating Bus from Odumase to the respective towns within the constituency with music,fire crackers to symbolise the occasion
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