NSA announces official conclusion of enumeration process

WINDHOEK: Namibia Statistics Agency, Statistician-General, Alex Shimuafeni on Thursday announced that the enumeration of persons will officially conclude on Sunday, 05 November 2023.

Shimuafeni in a media statement said that all persons who spent the night of 24 September this year in Namibia but have not been enumerated should contact NSA offices across the country for appointments to be enumerated in an effort to ensure everyone is counted.

“The data collected during this census is not just a collection of numbers, it is the collective voice of our nation. It will guide the allocation of resources, inform government policies, and help address the diverse needs of our communities while ensuring that no one is left behind,” he said.

Furthermore, in the upcoming months, the NSA team will be rigorously processing and analysing the census data to ensure its completeness and accuracy. The result of this monumental effort will be made available to the public and will serve as a vital resource for years to come, Shimuafeni noted.

The NSA, he said is aware of the delay of the salary portion of the enumerators which was supposed to be paid on 31 October 2023, and the delay is due to the fact that the NSA is busy with multiple verifications that include; verification of each and every tablet that was used by each of the 13 000 enumerators, verification of absenteeism, avoidance of duplicate payments and disciplinary matters.

“The NSA has started with the payment processes whereby the first batch of payments will be made next week. We are also working on how we can fast track the payment process and also to improve these processes being forward,” he said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency