People in Ashanti Region
The Ghana statistical Service (GSS) has projected the population of Ashanti Region to hit 5,999,310 at the end of 2020 population and housing census.
The Regional Statistician, Mr. Kobina Abaka Ansah, disclosed to Newstimesgh.com that the population which stood at 4,780,380 – the highest among all regions in 2010 will steadily increase to almost six million after the 2020 census.
“Write this figure down, when we finish the census, we are going to compare, if there’s going to be any variation it shouldn’t be that much”. He added.
Mr. Abaka argued that the projection was scientifically made after taking into consideration variables such as migration, fertility and mortality rate, among others.
He said this years census is crucial as the estimate made in a decade ago is likely to loose it value.
Mr. Abaka Ansah refuted claims that the 2020 Population and Housing Census (PHC), which was scheduled to commence in March this year has been postponed indefinitely. Although, he admitted that the exercise will delay, yet he is optimistic that the PHC will kick-start latest by May 2020.