Namibia Statistics Agency’s Census Mapping kicks off

Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) is conducting a Census Mapping Exercise country-wide and the Kick-off started in the Zambezi Region, Katima Mulilo on Friday, 11 October.

At the briefing, Zambezi Regional Governor, Lawrence Sampofu recognized Zambezi as the first region which NSA will be conducting the Census Mapping of 2019 and he urged to all the field staff who are going to every household to take their task serious and not to waste the precious scarce resources of Namibia.

I would like to request you not to only take your duties serious, but to also respect the people you are working with as people have different customs and ways of doing things , and one of the best ways to get cooperation is to respect their humanity and ways of doing things. Sampofu requested.

He assured the NSA that they have his full support in conducting their mission in the region and that they should not hesitate to call upon the governors' office, or any other relevant offices when the need and time arises.

NSA Census Manager, Israel Tjizake gave a presentation overview and highlights of census mapping to about 40 field staffs who were sworn-in on Friday and other stakeholders, in which he also said that all statistics collected during the census will be linked to spatial locations.

Namibia has undertaken three censuses, one in 1991, 2001 and the last census which was conducted in 2011 following the Statistics Act (Act No.9 of 2001) which mandates that a census is undertaken every 10 years as per internal standards.

Tjizake revealed that the Population and Housing Census for the year 2021 will be the first for the NSA since its establishment and that the Census reference night for 2021 will be on 29 August 2021.

Source: Namibia Press Agency