Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) Statistician General Alex Shimuafeni is confident that the 2023 Population and Housing Census will be less prone to errors than ever.

Shimwafeni says the NSA will deploy a digital enumeration system for the first time this year.

The NSA continued its information-sharing engagements at a media briefing held in Swakopmund.

The Statistician General, Alex Shimuafeni, says the digital system will also reduce the waiting period for survey results.

The NSA is tasked with the responsibility to conduct a national census every 10 years, but the Agency could not do so in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shimuafeni says NSA means to increase its awareness campaigns until the day of the Census, on the 3rd of November.

He noted that up until now, the Police, NDF, regional councils, ministries, and agencies, among other stakeholders, have been engaged.

Training of enumerators and post-enumeration service officials has commenced and is expected to end on the 16th of September.

To ensure that the NSA complies with the affirmative action act to ensure inclusivity or representation of the recruited applicants to the Namibian Nation.

The NSA will give preference to people living with disabilities. The selection of persons living with disabilities will depend on the Nature of the disability and whether they meet the requirements of the positions for which they applied.

At least 13,000 enumerators will be required for the exercise.

Shimuafeni says NSA will procure transport from private individuals in each constituency to allow Namibian citizens to benefit economically from the national survey.

He further urges the public to participate in the 2023 Census.



Theonistha Fredericks