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Business News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020


2020 Census: Beware of fake recruitment – GSS

Ghana Statistical Service Ghana Statistical Service

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is cautioning the public not to deal with persons purported to be recruiting field personnel for the 2020 Population and Housing Census on behalf of the Service.

According to the GSS, the recruitment process does not require the payment of money, warning that under no circumstance should an applicant be required to pay any amount to any person for recruitment.

“The public is cautioned not to deal directly with any individual or institution other than GSS using the contacts provided”, it said in a statement.

It said the application process for the recruitment of field personnel is strictly online, through the GSS website (

“Any person who pays money on account of securing an appointment with GSS will be doing so at his/her own risk. GSS is currently doing a desktop review of the applications and will engage applicants only for further information”, the statement noted.

“Face-to-face engagement with applicants will only occur in the last two weeks of May 2020”, it stated.

According to the GSS, shortlisted applicants will be invited by either email or text message with the ID: GHANA STATS or email address ending for an interview at the District of their choice.

Additionally, successful applicants will be invited for training prior to field work through ID: GHANA STATS.

It added that all enquiries about the recruitment process for the 2020 Population and Housing Census should be made at the GSS head office, Room 120, or any of its regional offices.