- Search Results
US$20m Needed For 2018 Population Census - LISGIS
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2017

Montserrado County Flag

US$20m Needed For 2018 Population Census - LISGIS
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA February 11 (LINA) - The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Dr. Edward Liberty, has put the cost for the conduct of the 2018 national census at US$20 million.

Dr. Liberty disclosed that based on discussions held with development partners, the Government of Liberia will be required to provide about 50 percent of the funding needed for the census.

He said LISGIS is currently in consultations with authorities of the Postal Affairs Ministry to develop an address system to be assigned to communities and homes which, he said, will be made possible by the use of satellite technology.

Dr. Liberty made the disclosure on Friday when he addressed the Joint Committee on Good Governance and Judiciary of the House of Representatives at a first public hearing on the proposed Act to conduct a national census in 2018.

The hearing, which was held in the Joint Chamber of the Capitol Building, brought together several officials from LISGIS, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, National Elections Commissions, and heads of the Geography and Demography departments of the University of Liberia.

Article 39 of the Constitution of Liberia mandates the National Legislature of Liberia to cause a census of the republic to be undertaken every ten years.

Since it attained independence, Liberia has conducted four successive census exercises the first was conducted in 1962; the second in 1974, and the third and fourth in 1984 and 2008 respectively.

When conducted, Dr. Liberty said the population data from the 2018 census exercise will play a major role in the formulation of the constituency boundaries for the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.

Dr. Liberty also noted that the data will be used for socio-economic development planning, monitoring of government development programs and international interventions.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the joint legislative committee, Representative Worlea-Saywah Dunah, has underscored the need for the enhancement of collaboration between LISGIS and the Ministry of Finance as the nation prepares for the census exercise in 2018.

He assured that his committee will make the relevant recommendations to the Plenary of the House of Representative to ensure timely passage of the Act which will subsequently put government in the position to prepare early for the exercise.


latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency