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UBOS to create over 90,000 temporary jobs for 2024 census

(Last Updated On: 15 November 2023)

 

Kampala I The 2024 National Population and Housing Census will take place from the night of May 9 to 10 2024 – according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).

Addressing Reporters at Statistics House in Kampala on Monday, Nov. 13 to launch Africa Statistics Week to be celebrated on November 18, the Executive Director of UBOS, Dr Chris Ndatira Mukiza announced that more than 100,000 will be available.

Dr Mukiza also said that ahead of the next census, 87 per cent of the villages have been mapped. Only cities are remaining to be mapped, he added.

“We have already mapped 87 per cent of the country where the National Population and Housing Census is going to take place,” he told Reporters, adding that the mapping exercise is one of the key preparatory events undertaken before the final counting of people is done.

“The procurement of the tablets is progressing. We’re already at the contract signing level. We have already identified the suppliers, procuring from international manufacturers directly,” he declared.

UBOS will train enumerators for one month in April 2024, from 1 to 30, according to Dr Mukiza.

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In her keynote address on Monday, Marcella Karekye, Director of the Government Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC) advised UBOS to make statistics more appealing to users.

Karekye added that there should be a shared mind between producers and users. “Statistical literacy is a requisite for both the media and the general public.

“If the media are to do an effective job in communicating statistics to the general audience, the Bureau must provide them with information that is significant, understandable and relevant,” she noted.

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The 2023 Africa Statistics Week will be convened under the theme: “Modernizing Data Ecosystems to Accelerate the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): The Role of Official Statistics and Big Data in the Economic Transformation and Sustainable Development of Africa.”

 

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