TOP
Wednesday,October 21,2020 15:17 PM

Preps for the 2012 census start

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th March 2009 03:00 AM

THE National mapping exercise, in preparation for the population and housing census, has started, an official from the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has said.

THE National mapping exercise, in preparation for the population and housing census, has started, an official from the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has said.

By Vision Reporter

THE National mapping exercise, in preparation for the population and housing census, has started, an official from the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has said.

The director for population and social statistics, Andrew Mukulu, said the census was slated for 2012.

Speaking during a workshop at Hotel Equatoria in Kampla last week, Mukulu said data from the coming census would help the Government to plan and formulate policies.

He said the mapping would also help update administrative areas and boundaries and generate new maps.

UBOS principal geo-information officer Bernard Muhwezi explained that mapping was a research project to understand the geography of the country to facilitate planning for the census.

The last census was carried out in 2001. It put the country’s population at 24 million people. The population, however, is estimated to have grown to 30 million.

The population census is a means of determining the number of people in the country, their composition and distribution.
It shows the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population.

Mukulu said the 2001 census data was becoming outdated.

He noted that the exercise would provide information on minority groups including tribes that are believed to be comprising only 120 people.

A pilot census initially covering the three districts of Nakasongola, Kamuli and Tororo has already kicked off.

The districts of Mpigi, Kanungu and Ibanda will also be covered. Others will be covered in due course. A total of 16 districts will be covered in one year.

The other activities include developing the census instruments, which started in January and is expected to be complete in June 2011.

The procurement of services and equipment is slated for October 2011 to April 2012. The exercise is estimated to cost between sh3.6b to sh4b.

Preps for the 2012 census start

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author