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Why its important

2020 Census of Population and Housing


The overview of the 2020 Census of population and housing was availed to the participants by the Acting Director of Central Statistical Office, Mr. Goodson Sinyenga. He highlighted the importance of Population and Housing Censuses as being one of the major sources of data on population size, population distribution and Socio-Economic Characteristics. Part of the presentation showed some segments of society that use census data that include the Central and Local Government, Local communities/Wards, Interest and representative groups, International Organizations and Researchers.

Ultimately, Mr. Sinyenga mentioned various opportunities that come with the census undertaking as being;

  • The ripple effect in investment in the technology to be used during the census; meeting the data needs demands of the society;
  • Creating temporal employment for many through the enumeration process of 31,000 personnel required, and 
  • The Country's chance to engage itself in the global program of the 2020 round of censuses. 




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