The 2021 Population and Housing Census enumerators are demanding an insurance package as well as risk allowance against dog bites should they fall victim to any.
A petition by enumerators in West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana, addressing the National Census Officer indicated that transportation for training should be Ghc440.00 as earlier announced instead of Ghc330.00We should be paid an allowance of the training or per diem of at least Ghc80 per day which will be ghc800.00 for 10 days. Allowance for Enumerators should be increased from Ghc2, 520.00 to Ghc3,000.00 and Ghc2,9 40.00 to Ghc3,500.00 for supervisors respectively. There should be a risk and insurance component added to the remuneration because a dog nearly attacked a participant ”
“It is more than surprising to sit for 12 hours each day without any allowance. We would have been if we were at our respective job posts”.
The enumerators also demanded a daily training allowance of 80 cedis as well as increment in transportation allowance.
The enumerators ended the petition stating; we, the trainees at Asamankese Senior High School Center 1&2 resolved to boycott the entire exercise.