Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Rwanda : Government Guarantees Full Protection To Census Volunteers

13445502704 2 Rwandans Rwanda : Government guarantees full protection to census volunteers
The safety of census officials is guaranteed as they begin the population and housing data collection this week, for census purposes,Prosper Mutijima, census coordinator with The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda revealed to the press fraternity.
Recent reports have indicated that police in Gisagara has arrested and detained a 60-year-old woman for assaulting a census agent while on duty.

It’s reported that census officials have encountered residents who provide false information or no information at all in Huye and Kamonyi districts of the Southern province.
The resistance mainly comes from members of Abagorozi, an unregistered religious sect, that do not comply with many government programs including health insurance and community service.
The Population and Housing Census will generate crucial data for measuring Rwanda’s Socio-economic progress and will provide an evidence base that can guide national policymaking.
Over 16,500 enumerators, including one for every village (umudugudu), will visit every household in Rwanda and final results will be published within ten months of Census Day.


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