The mission of the Ghana Statistical Service is to be the country's leader in the production of official statistics, providing stakeholders with high quality statistical data. The Law (PNDC Law 135) established the Statistical Service Board as the governing body that reports to the presidency. The GSS Board consists of a Chairman and five other members all of whom were appointed by the president. The Government Statistician is an ex-officio member of the GSS Board. Apart from the Head Office there are 10 Regional Offices and over 100 District Offices. GSS by its mandate has been conducting various censuses, surveys and compiling socio-economic data critical for the management and growth of the country and development of the private sector.