UBOS Registers 98 percent coverage in ten days

NAGURU-The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) on Sunday concluded the 10 days period gazetted for the 2024 National Housing and Population Census with a coverage of 98 percent of the households In the country.

Godfrey Nabongo UBOS Deputy Executive Director (Courtesy photo)

On addressing journalists at Police headquarters on Monday, Dr. Godfrey Nabongo , the Deputy Executive Director revealed that during the 10 days they have been able to reach out to 10.4 million households.

Nabongo also noted that for purposes of leaving no stone unturned, they extended the exercise for five days in order to be in position to cover the remaining households in hard to reach areas or urban areas.

“The mop-up period is not a new task but a continuation of the ongoing enumeration efforts to ensure no household is left out.”

Nabongo also emphasized it that this will not impact on the Bureau’s budget because its not a new task but enumerators are just concluding the task which was allocated to them in their contracts.

According to the letter authored by Dr. Chris Mukiza , the Executive Director of UBOS addressed to Chief Administrative Officer, City Clerks, Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Municipal Clerks, Mukiza extended a waiver not exceeding 25th May 2024 for Enumerators to finalizes with areas that had issues during the first days of the census.

“Indeed, the Bureau noted that there are Enumeration Areas (EAs) which could not start on 10th May 2024 due to login difficulties. Another challenge was the geography of some villages missing on the system owing to incomplete listing during mapping There are also hard-to-reach areas where enumeration was constrained, making the pace of enumeration slow. You may recall that the login challenges were resolved within a period of one to four days.”

He also pointed out that, during this period, Supervisors should ensure complete coverage and Quality Assurance

“This is, therefore, to inform you to request the Household Heads that have not been enumerated during the past days to make appointment with their LC1 Chairpersons to agree on the date and time when they can be enumerated before the end of the waiver.” added Mikiza



















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