Counting Continues in Municipalities to Carter for those Who Missed Census

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He attributes this to new settlements and increased number of households in existing settlements. Mashatte says for purposes of completeness, the enumeration in these few areas has been allowed to continue and be completed within this week under the direct supervision of Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS staff.

Despite the conclusion of the national housing and population census, the exercise is still ongoing in selected areas across the country, Uganda Radion Network has learnt.  The national housing and population census started on August 28th and ended on 6th September. Francis Mashatte, the National Census  Coordinator says some households in Kampala,  Wakiso, Karamoja and various municipalities  were not fully enumerated.
 
He attributes this to new settlements and increased number of households in existing settlements. Mashatte says for purposes of completeness, the enumeration in these few areas has been allowed to continue and be completed within this week under the direct supervision of Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS staff.

In Kabale municipality, the enumeration is ongoing in Northern, Southern and Central Divisions of Kabale Municipality. Sentaro Byamugisha, the Central Division LC 3 chairperson says his office had already started receiving several Complaints from the locals who had not been enumerated.
 
He says the extension is a big relief to the residents and local leadership. Jennifer Ssibo Rukundo, the  Kabale District Census Publicity officer the household s that were left out are to be enumerated after fixing appointments with the census team. The enumeration exercise will continue up to September 15th 2014.
 
Rukunod  says local council one Chairpersons are required to play an important role of mobilizing those who are yet to be enumerated so that they are not left out of the exercise.
 
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 Johnson Katwiigi, a resident of Central Division says he had lost hope after missing out on the main census exercise. Felix Kwarikunda a resident of Kekubo  in southern Division is yet to be enumerated.
 
He says that the Uganda Bureau of Statistics blundered by assigning one enumerator  to each village in disregard of the number of households.
 

 

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