Liberia to conduct first census in 23 years

Liberians are set to be counted in a national census for the first time in 23 years, after war, insecurity and government mismanagement ravaged the nation, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said

Liberia to conduct first census in 23 years
Liberians are set to be counted in a national census for the first time in 23 years, after war, insecurity and government mismanagement ravaged the nation, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said Thursday.

‘For more than 23 years, there has been no accurate data on the demographic variables of the country. All projections that have been made on the nation’s demographic particulars are based on educated guesses,’ said Johnson-Sirleaf.

The last census in 1984 under military ruler Samuel Doe showed Liberia had a population of about 2 million and, according to UN estimates, had 3.2 million citizens in 2005.

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