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National Housing and Population Census Enters Day-Three

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The ongoing National Housing and Population Census in Uganda has entered its third day, with authorities reporting significant progress in the data collection exercise.

Since its commencement on 10th May, the exercise has been embraced by many Ugandans with enumerators reporting positive responses from the public.

“We are pleased with the cooperation we’ve received from the public so far,” said Dr. Chris Mukiza, Director General of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Adding that “The turnout has been impressive, and our enumerators are working diligently to ensure that every household and individual is counted.”

According to UBOS, close to 50% of the population has already been enumerated, with urban areas leading the way.

Authorities attribute the success to the extensive public awareness campaigns and the deployment of technology, including digital enumeration tools and real-time data monitoring.

“The use of technology has greatly enhanced the efficiency and accuracy of the census,” said Hon. Amos Lugoloobi, Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development. “We are confident that the data we collect will be reliable and useful for planning and development purposes.”

Despite the progress, some challenges have been reported, including difficulties in accessing remote areas and occasional resistance from some individuals. However, authorities have hinted that these issues are being addressed, and the exercise is on track to meet its objectives.

“We are working closely with local leaders and security personnel to ensure that every area is covered,” noted Dr. Mukiza.

Dr. Mukiza further urged all Ugandans to continue cooperating with enumerators and “provide accurate information to ensure the success of this exercise.”

The census is expected to run until 20th May 2024. Results to be released in the coming months.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."
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