The La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Chief Executive, Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, has cautioned that an inaccurate census data will be an affront to Assemblies and a disservice to the residents since resources will not be equitable allocated.
She noted that there was the need to provide accurate census data in order to allocate equitable resources to ensure accelerated development of communities so as to improve livelihoods and assured of the assembly’s resolve to allocate enough resources towards the success of the programme.
Mrs Adjabeng cautioned in an address read on her behalf at the inauguration of a nine-member 2020 Census Implementation Committee for the La Nkwantanang-Medina Municipality (LANMMA) at Madina in Accra.
It has the Municipal Coordinating Director, Francis Asiedu, as Chairman, Florence Hagan, Regional Population Officer, Dr Priscilla Siaw, Municipal Director of Health Services, Nii Mamle Dzahal, Chief of Teiman, Dr Francis Siripi, all members with Ophelia Ankra, Isaac Odoom, Eric Adjei Mensah and Frederick Asiamah of the assembly also as members.
She urged them to execute their task in collaboration with the four-member assembly technical team since an accurate census data would ensure the implementation of decentralised programmes towards improving policy and decision making in the municipality adding that “the success of the census will depend on the due diligence exhibited by the committee.
“We must provide the competences and the accuracies needed for the successful conduct of the census in the municipality and we must also be poised to make positive contribution towards the implementation of the exercise.
“I am optimistic the inauguration will contribute towards building closer working relationships among the stakeholders in the area in order to improve the coordination and mobilisation of resources for the 2020 census which must begin with the field operation at the timelines of the census result,” Mrs Adjabeng noted.
BY LAWRENCE VOMAFA –AKPALU