Compliance from the public key to a successful census

By Fungai Jachi

THE public has been called upon to cooperate with enumerators ahead of the national population and housing census scheduled for April this year after the Zimbabwe national statistic Agency (ZIMSTAT) raised concern over non-compliance by some members of the public.

With preparations for the 2022 census on course, the public has been called upon to cooperate with enumerators with non-compliance being noted as a major challenge in data collection.

“There is an SI that was put in place by the government that allows for this exercise to take place. So people should allow enumerators to do their job. People should understand the importance of this exercise and should be cooperative. This is for the benefit of the country,” said Taguma Mahonde the Director-General, Zimstat.

Mahonde also gave an update on the training of enumerators, which is underway in Harare.

“So far we have trained 700 master trainers who are going to cascade the training to others. We are going to have about 50 thousand enumerators so everyone is going to be trained to ensure that the enumeration exercise goes smoothly,” he said.

This year’s census will be conducted from the 21st to the 30th of April.