Wednesday, June 12, 2024
PoliticsNational census timetable still uncertain

National census timetable still uncertain

The fourth national census, which was already extended once last year, and slated to be held in the middle of March this year is yet to receive a formal confirmation from the national Census commission, The Reporter has learnt. However, preparations are well underway at the different departments of the Central Statistical Agency.

It is to be recalled that the National Census, which was scheduled to take place last year November, 2017, was postponed to an unspecified time in 2019. This was because of the widespread protests in the country and conflicts in different regions especially in Oromia and Somali regional States. Also, the widespread internal displacement and lag in purchase of census equipment.

But, following various discussions last week, it was agreed that the Census would be held mid-March, 2019 despite concerns of displacement and conflicts in different of the country. Nevertheless, the governing body of the national census program reportedly assured the Agency that the government is committed to take political measures to curb problem.

However, there is still no assurance from the government regarding the exact timetable, according to Biratu Yigezu, director of the Central Statistical Agency.

[speaker]
- Advertisement -spot_img

Subscribe

- Advertisement -

Popular

More like this
Related

Autonomizing Universities: Academic Freedom or Privatization? 

“Stagnation, decadence, the absence of science and innovation, and...

NBE Governor offers ‘currency convertibility guarantee’ to Saudi investors

Gov’t on brink of IMF agreement, sources disclose National Bank...

Ethiopia in talks to borrow USD 7 billion from IMF, WB

WFP warns significant devaluation or currency floating will exacerbate...

Report highlights UN failures in upholding humanitarian law during northern Ethiopia conflict

Estimates range from 311,000 to 808,000 people dead A new...