Togo: the Fifth general housing and population census begins

Economic governance
Wednesday, 26 October 2022 17:09
Togo: the Fifth general housing and population census begins

(Togo First) - Togo’s fifth General Census of Population and Housing (RGPH-5) started on October 23, 2022. The official launching ceremony was chaired on October 24, by the minister of state, Payadowa Boukpessi.

"The results of this national and scientific operation are of great importance to the government," he said while urging them to provide the agents with all the information they might need. 

Around 14,500 agents will be deployed across the country for the census, which is set to last three weeks (it ends on November 12).

The census has two objectives: the first is to update the country’s demographic and socio-economic figures and the second is to build a new database that will contribute to the 2025 development roadmap. Thus, besides the census, many other activities have been carried out, such as census mapping (which has made it possible to geolocate 74,000 basic socio-collective infrastructures) and information and awareness-raising meetings for the various stakeholders (members of parliament, local elected officials, the private sector, traditional chiefs, among others).

This RGPH-5 required a budget of more than 8 billion FCFA, financed by the State and its technical and financial partners, including UNFPA.

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