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Final census results to be released Thursday

By Mary Karugaba

Added 23rd March 2016 09:51 AM

The delay to release the final results was attributed to “too much work”.

Final census results to be released Thursday

The national census was conducted in 2014

The delay to release the final results was attributed to “too much work”.

KAMPALA - Now that the election dust has settled down, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) is scheduled to release the final 2014 National Population and Housing Census results on Thursday at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Provisional results were released in November 2014 and showed that the country's population had increased from 24 million in 2002 to 34.9 million people.

This translated into an annual growth rate of 3.03 per cent.

Then, the provisional results showed that there are more females (17.9 million) compared to 16.9 million males.

And in terms of regions, central (9.6 million) had more people compared to eastern (9.1 million), west (8.1 million) while north had the least number (7.2 million).

 
UBoS manager communications and public relations, Godfrey Nabongo, says President Yoweri Museveni will be the guest of honor.

"Given the importance attached to this event, and the census results in particular, it is appropriate that we utilize all dissemination avenues possible so that the results reach all stakeholders," he says.

Although the delay to release the final results was attributed to "too much work", sources say UBoS wanted to avoid policy makers and politicians from mixing up the results with politics during the February 18 general elections.




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