Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is governed by the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act 1003) which established it as an autonomous Public Service institution with a Board of Directors who report directly to the Office of the President. The role of GSS is broadly defined as being responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of Official Statistics in Ghana. The Service is mandated by law to provide Official Statistics on a broad range of economic, social, demographic and governance issues on the population and businesses.
GSS is required to adequately equip users with relevant statistical information which addresses challenges and opportunities that exist, not only in Ghana but in the global society. The functions of GSS have, in the immediate past, been guided by the Ghana Statistics Development Plan (GSDP 2009−2013) and work plans of its various directorates.