In summary: Census history in Uganda
- Uganda’s first census was taken in 1911. It was based on returns by chiefs from counting huts
- The first truly scientific census was in 1948 where the enumeration unit was persons
- The censuses of 1980 and 1991 included housing information
- Questionnaires for the 1980 were lost and only provisional figures are available from this census
- The census in 2002 covered more topics including population and housing, agriculture and macro and micro enterprises administered at individual/household level
By Vision Reporters
The population and housing census has entered its second day after kicking off with mixed incidents of a smooth exercise, and alleged attempts of sabotage.
President Yoweri Museveni, along with three other family members, were among the first Ugandans to be enumerated. He was with his wife Janet and two children at State House Nakasero.
They were enumerated by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) executive director, Ben Mungyereza.
Enumerators leave the training workshop at Bulera subcounty headquarters in Mityana district on Tuesday. PHOTO/Luke Kagiri
An enumerator writes down the responses from one of the families in Kikuubo Zone in Mpererwe, Kawempe Division. PHOTO/Maria Wamala
The family of Sylivia Kimara in Banda B1 was also enumerated. PHOTO/Juliet Kasirye
President Museveni, his wife Janet and two other family members were counted. Have you? PHOTO/Abu Mwesigwa
Here, the family of Salongo Semanda John and Milly Namuleme in Kanyanya Kisenyi Zone being counted. PHOTO/Maria Wamala
Simon Okoli enumerates Hajji Lubega Wagwa in Nabisunsa, Nakawa division. PHOTO/Eddie Ssejjoba
In Bulambuli, the Police arrested 19 believers of a local cult known as Enjiri, on suspicion of decampaigning the census enumeration exercise.
According to the Police, he attempted to block enumerators from accessing his village because he was never given an appointment letter from UBOS with which he could later claim payment.
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Census enters second day