Day 6: Lamwo Woman MP Nancy Acora urges citizens to give real data to census enumerators.

Day 6: Lamwo Woman MP Nancy Acora urges citizens to give real data to census enumerators.
Hon Nancy Acora Odonga

As the National Population Census enters the 6th day, Ugandans have been urged to provide correct dta to enumerator while being interviewed at their households.

During an interview with the Lamwo district Women member of Parliament Hon Nancy Acor Odonga, she urged all citizens especially in her constituency to be positive and provide real data to enumerators to enable the government to use the results for estimations during planning.  

“As Uganda, we need to embrace the census which is not political but planning for the social services for citizens. The census is still on going up to the 19th May 2024, I encourage the people to be positive to enumerators, give real data” she said

She explained that Acholi sub-region in Northern Uganda is among the poorest at 68% poverty levels, and has lagged on national cake distribution, citing one of the reasons being the lack of sufficient data on the population.

Meanwhile, The Executive Director, of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and the census Commissioner Dr Chris Mukiza will engage in a discussion regarding the progress of the Census on UBC TVon 15th May 2024 at 10:00pm” He has called upon Ugandans to tune in and listen to the update from the field of the census.

“I will be on UBC TV tonight to give an update of how far we have gone with the enumeration in the National Census 2024” he said

According to a statement from UBOS “Over 2.6 million households have been tallied up in the ongoing Census in Day 05 and the counting continues. Expect enumerators to reach out soon if they haven't already. Your participation is key in helping the government make data-driven decisions. Help shape the future of our nation through better planning and development”

Uganda Police in Luweero arrested one Ssekamaya Fred who stole a census enumeration gadget from Luweero district in Katwe and tried to sell it. Many more arrests of such manner have been made.