It is only an ignoramus politician who will say the 2021 Census is just to create new constituencies-Anyidoho
The Chief Executive Officer of Atta-Mills Institute Koku Anyidoho has taken a swipe at the MP for Banda and Minority Deputy Chief Whip Ahmed Ibrahim for suggesting that the ongoing National Population and Housing Census is politically motivated.
The former director of communication at the presidency under late Atta-Mills said the comments by the legislator were unfortunate and terrible.
He quizzed if the one organized under the late John Evans Atta-Mills was also politically motivated.
He told the host of Frontline Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that we do not have to reduce everything to parochial partisan politics or NDC or NPP.
He recounted how the late Mills had to leave on State Visits to China and Japan and return to Ghana to be counted as part of the 2011 Population & Housing Census.
This act he noted showed how important the Census was.
“And so, to reduce this to partisan politics and say it is only being done to create new constituencies is terrible. We all know the importance of the Census. It is for National Development. It is only an ignoramus politician who will say the 2021 Census is just to create new constituencies.”
He admitted that the Census could help authorities to create new constituencies but it is not the main reason for conducting it.
“Census is Census. Former Presidents Mahama and Kufour have all supported it so why should an MP make such partisan claims?”
He had earlier tweeted saying: “Did I hear an NDC MP say the 2021 Population and Housing Census is “politically motivated to create new constituencies”? So, the one conducted in 2011 under President Atta-Mills too was politically motivated? Haaaaba!! Do we have to drape everything in parochial partisan politics?”
Political miscommunication he warned could create problems for the country hence political leaders must be circumspect and raise the bar because everything can not be politics.
He insisted that there is a greater benefit for the Census than the creation of new constituencies.