MONROVIA, Nov. 1 (LINA) – The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has resolved to sign a joint Resolution to extend the National Population and Housing Census by an additional two weeks beginning November 7 to November 22, 2022.
The decision of the Senate Plenary was triggered from President George M. Weah informing the body of the challenges facing the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) to conduct census in the 15 political sub-division as per the initial schedule on Tuesday in the Senate’s Chamber on Capital Hill.
Additionally, the Chief Executive informed the Plenary of the Senate that LISGIS has been preparing and working assiduously to meet the census timeline, as substantial financial, logistical, technical, and administrative arrangements have been put into place for the conduct of a successful census.
President Weah also told the Senate that he received a communication from LISGIS dated October 21, 2022 informing him that said preparations have experienced unforeseen logistical and technical challenges around the country and that this will require additional time to conduct the census.
It can be recalled that in August 2022, the Legislature passed a Joint Resolution #002/2022 of the Senate and House of Representatives authorizing the Executive Branch of Government to conduct the 2022 National Census of the Republic of Liberia, same being October 24, 2022, to November 7, 2022.
The Resolution was subsequently signed by the President of Liberia and printed into handbills on September 14, 2022 and September 16, 2022, respectively.