NHIS to provide land information nationwide


The Namibia Housing Information System (NHIS) will enable municipalities and residents to be aware of land information in all fourteen regions of the country.

The regions are meeting for a five-day end-user refresher training and workshop programme for the deployment of the system.

The system will computerise land information in each locality, with a display of housing needs, housing stock, and land use. 

INTERVIEW | Alex Shimuafeni on progress of nationwide enumeration


Yesterday, September 24, 2023, was designated as the Reference Night for the fourth Population and Housing Census.

This means that all people who find themselves in the country on that day will subsequently be counted in relation to the household where they spent the night.

News anchor Ndapewa Ambambi spoke to Statistician-General Alex Shimuafeni to provide insights into the progress and significance of this important nationwide enumeration.

NSA ready for census


The Namibian Statistics Agency says it is ready to conduct the Population and Housing Census.

NSA's Stastician General Alex Shimuafeni explains who will be counted during the Census Reference Night of the 24th.

NSA gears up for 2023 Census


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.

Namibia's GDP increases


Namibia's Gross Domestic Product improved by 4,6% in 2022, compared to 3,5%, witnessed in 2021.

The annual national accounts were revealed during an Economic Statistics Workshop at Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region.

The GDP for 2022, measuring the size of the economy, is estimated at N$206,2 billion, compared to N$183,9 billion, recorded in 2021.

That equals a GDP expansion of N$22,3 billion over the year, thanks to improvements recorded in primary, secondary, and tertiary industries. 

Census back after a year of postponements


The Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) will, after a year of postponements, conduct the population and housing census between August and October this year.

This was revealed by the NSA's Chief Executive Officer, Alex Shimuafeni, during a media conference.

After two postponements last year, the NSA says it is currently busy testing the data collection applications in the Zambezi, Erongo, Kunene, Ohangwena, Hardap, Omusati, and Kavango West regions.

Namibia needs to raise public awareness of statistics in the agricultural sector


Namibia needs to raise public awareness of statistics in the agricultural sector, as they are useful for planning, monitoring, and evaluation purposes.

These were the sentiments shared by various speakers at the commemoration of African Statistics Day.

Agriculture offers significant opportunities and solutions for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, as well as creating decent employment and wealth.

To achieve this, the country needs to prioritize the modernization of agricultural statistics and the identification of data sources.