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National Census key for socio-economic growth – ONC Boss Namyalo rallies Ugandans

The Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC) SPA/PA, Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye Speaking to the Press from her office in Kyambogo on Thursday afternoon

Kampala, (UG):- As Uganda prepares for the 2024 National Population and Housing Census exercise which kicks off Friday May 10, the Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC) Manager, SPA/PA Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye has rallied all citizens in the country to actively participate in this crucial exercise.

SPA Namyalo who was Thursday speaking from the ONC head offices in Kyambogo emphasized the significance of every Ugandan being counted as it is very crucial for socio-economic growth.

“I call upon all Ugandans of all walks of life to get counted. Figures matter as they enable rightful planning. For purposes of socio-economic transformation of Uganda, it is important that we get counted,” Namyalo urged.

Her statements re-echo those of President Museveni who released a video message via his official X account on Thursday morning urging citizens to participate in the exercise.

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The National Population and Housing Census, conducted every ten years, holds immense importance for the nation’s development planning and resource allocation. With the reference night set as May 9th, 2024, the census will span ten days until May 19th, 2024.

President Museveni launched the NPHC 2024 activity on December 12th, 2023, underlining the government’s commitment to collecting accurate demographic, social, and economic data for informed decision-making.

Unlike previous census exercises, this year’s census will leverage digital technology for data collection, processing, and dissemination. This modern approach is expected to streamline the process, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in the production of statistics by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).

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