Grenada Broadcasting Network

24th June 2024

  

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A national census gives government an idea of who the populace is and where it is headed. It helps communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets, and homes to hospitals. It also helps the government decide how to distribute funds and assistance.

Every 10 years the country is expected to conduct a population census.

The current census started last November but was put on hold in December due to COVID-19 before it resumed in January.

Kerry Pierre, Acting Head of the Debt Management Unit in the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Census Advisory Committee says it is necessary for everyone to understand the importance of the census.

Pierre says one of the benefits of the census is that it can be used as a social indicator.

The last census held in Grenada was in 2011.

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