By: Esau J. Farr

MONROVIA-PLiberia’s Statistics House, the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services, LISGIS, is expected to release provisional results of the 2022 National Housing and Population Census tomorrow according to sources from LISGIS.

According to one of the sources who placed an official call to the Editor-In-Chief of the New Republic Newspaper, the ceremony is expected to be held at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor.

The source disclosed that the ceremony leading to the release of the provisional results of the 2022 Census is expected to start at 11:00 AM GMT.

“Good morning, is this Esau Farr of News Public Trust Media Group?

Please be informed that you are invited to be at the ceremony marking the release of the Provisional Results of the 2022 National Census at the Monrovia City Hall on Wednesday at 11:00 AM; please be there,” a source from the statistics house said.

LISGIS conducted the 2022 Census in the last quarter of last year and informed the public that the provisional results of the exercise could have been out to the public by the 25th of January this year (2023).

The announcement however did not go as promised and there was no reason given for the such delay and the new anticipated date.

With the latest information on the exercise, Liberians from all walks of life are patiently, but eagerly waiting to hear and or see the new population figure of the post-war country.

The 2008 Census put Liberia’s population at approximately five million (4.7m) people.

Since then, Liberians are yet to know the actual population of the country as many have consistently and repeatedly said about 5m even though censuses all around the world have not been 100% accurate.

The 2022 National Census marked the fifth census of the country since its establishment.

The last census of the country was conducted in 2008 and the second post wars census of the country was expected to be held in 2018 but did not go ahead as mandated by the Constitution of Liberia.

The Constitution of Liberia provides that a Census of the country (Liberia) should be conducted every ten years.

It was predicted in 2008 that Liberia’s population would have doubled and hit two digits from five to ten (10m) million by 2018.

The question of whether or not Liberia has reached that benchmark is the greatest one to be answered by the statistics house tomorrow through the release of its provisional results.

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