General News of Monday, 31 May 1999

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Pilot census to be conducted in five districts

Atimpoku (Eastern Region), 31st May 99 -

The Asuogyaman district is one of five selected districts to conduct a pilot census to precede the national one which comes off next year.

Mr Emmanuel Dwamena-Bekoe, district chief executive, said this at the first meeting of the district's census steering committee at Atimpoku on Saturday.

The trial census begins in June this year and is expected to last three weeks.

Mr Dwamena-Bekoe cautioned the members not to politicise the exercise and to ensure adequate resources to the supervisors and enumerators who would be conducting it.

He stressed the importance of public education in the exercise and asked them to involve traditional authorities to ensure success.

The DCE asked them to show commitment and dedication to duty and to be abreast with the coding method of the exercise.

The committee has representatives from the district co-ordinating council and the non-formal education division of the ministry of education.

The DCE asked them to seek the experiences and resources of Information Services Department, National Commission for Civic Education and the 31st December Women's Movement to ensure success.