Zimbabwe's plea for August census support
Zimbabwe will hold its fourth population census in August this year.
ZIMBABWE will hold its fourth population census in August this year.
Finance Minister Tendai Biti has set aside $30-million for the census and another $30-million for a referendum on the stalled new constitution.
Mutasa Dzinotizei, the director-general of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat), the body responsible for the exercise, said the census would kick off on August 10 and would ideally end on August 28.
Previous censuses were conducted in August 1982, August 1992, and August 2002.
The Zimstat boss appealed to all Zimbabweans to support the organisation’s enumerators who will collect data through house-to-house canvassing.
“Although Zimstat is the main implementing agency, the support of all government ministries and departments, private sector, civil society organisations and research and training institutions is vital for a successful census,” he said. — Harare correspondent