GoL, UNFPA and Partners sign 2021 Census Project Document

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The Government of Liberia along with the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) and numerous partners on Tuesday September 8, 2019 officials signed the document project for the conduct of the National Population and Housing Census.

The long awaited census that should be conducted every eight years will surface in 2021 with modern digital equipment to be used.

The expected 2021 national population and housing census if done will count 5 the number of census conducted since Liberia’s birth from 1847.

The two years to come project according to the Director General of Liberia Statistics and Geo Information Service (LISGIS) Prof. Francis Wreh is budgeted at over 18 million United States Dollars.

This will constitute the sum of budgetary allotment, UNFPA national and international partners funding purport to the process.

International funding and augmenting support to the census is or will derive from bodies to include Swedish Embassy, World Bank Irish Aid, ECOWAS among others.

Speaking Tuesday at signing ceremony, LISGIS Director General Francis Wreh said the Implementing aspect is a showcase that will bring forth the fruit of projects whether from government, private, public or international body.

Meanwhile, United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) Resident Representative in Liberia Bannet Ndyanabagi said the cooperation between Liberia and the UNFPA is geared towards improving the lives of Liberians through developmental programs that will be reflected across the country in regard to statistics that will be provided.

The government of Liberia though its Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweh has at the same time unveiled its commitment in implementing the census to the letter.

According to the Liberian Finance Minster 2 million USD in the budget has been allocated to LISGIS.

Minister Tweh however cautioned the Liberia Statistics for Geo Information Service to shift the paradigm of information decimation that will enable citizens as ownership of he census in 2021.

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