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General News of Thursday, 3 February 2011

Source: myjoyonline

Ghana's population hits 24m

Ghana's population is 24,223,431, according to Government Statistician, Dr. Grace Bediako who announced a provisional results of the 2010 census Thursday afternoon.

Of the figure, women constitute 12,421,770, with men at 11,801,661.

According to the Ghana Statistical Service, the provisional results of the 2010 population and housing census indicate that Ghana has a growth rate of 28 percent.

The census enumeration exercise was plagued with a number of challenges but officials have assured its impact on the outcome is negligible.