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NSA completes 2023 Census

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The Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) has finally completed its 2023 Population and Housing Census fieldwork.

The agency began the process on September 18, 2023, and concluded it with the post-enumeration survey, including the reconciliation field visit on February 14, 2023.

During this period, the NSA dedicated its field staff to collecting vital census data across all 14 regions.

The census journey comprised the pre-enumeration, the enumeration phase, and the post-enumeration.

NSA will be returning to the households in February

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Officials from the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) will be returning to the households in February as part of the final phase of the Post-Enumeration Survey Reconciliation exercise.

The households to be visited are those with persons whose details do not match the information collected during the Census and Post-Enumeration Survey.

The NSA conducted the post-enumeration survey between November 6 and 24, last year, in selected constituencies and enumeration areas.

Census vital for passing legislation - Prof. Katjavivi

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The National Assembly Speaker, Professor Peter Katjavivi, has emphasised that accurate information obtained through the ongoing census exercise will be vital for lawmakers when passing legislation.

Professor Katjavivi pointed out that the data collected will enable parliamentarians to pass laws that reflect the needs and aspirations of the Namibian people.

The Speaker was counted by census workers who came to his home.


A quick Google search of the Namibian population shows varying figures.

NSA ready for census

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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.

Census transport service providers must report to their constituencies

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Transport service providers in the 2023 Population and Housing Census are urged to report to their constituency offices, where their vehicles are allocated, from September 16 to 17.

Although the deadline is today, the NSA says those who have not reported yet will not be turned away.

The service providers are urged to take along their identification cards, a copy of the vehicle owner certificate, and a letter of concern if the owner is not the one taking the vehicle.

They are also required to provide a bank confirmation letter by Tuesday, the 19th.

Tsumkwe youth protest over census candidate list

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Youth in Tsumkwe maintain their protest over the census candidate list and demand answers.

In Tsumkwe, the youth community continued their demonstration this morning, expressing their dissatisfaction with the supplementary list of candidates for this year's National Population and Housing Census. The group's chairperson, Simson Kapembe, revealed that the list was meant to undergo verification involving the councillor's office and two youth representatives.

Census enumerators threatened

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Some residents who reside in the Windhoek Rural Constituency have threatened to unleash dogs on Census enumerators who do not speak the indigenous languages of the people in those areas.

Windhoek Rural Constituency Councillor, Piet Adams, called a press conference today where he, together with those who did not make the cut, decried the selection process of shortlisted candidates in the constituency. The allegations include the term tribalism, which the government and those with authority warn against.

Census concerns on private farms

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As the nation gears itself for the imminent Population and Housing Census exercise, Otjozondjupa Governor James Uerikua has voiced concern over private farm owners that act as "mini republics" and deny officials access to the workers employed on their premises.

Uerikua made this remark during a courtesy visit by the nbc's Chief of News and Programming, Menesia Muinjo, and various heads of department as well as staff members to his office recently.

Census for agriculture to take place in the 2025 and 2026 agricultural seasons

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The census for agriculture is scheduled to take place between the 2025 and 2026 agricultural seasons.

Gaps and scattered data in the agriculture sector have prompted the appropriate development of statistical strategies.

Stakeholders are attending a workshop on the Strategic Plan for Agriculture and Rural Statistics (SPARS) and the Development of Namibia Census of Agriculture Project Document.

They reiterated the importance of an agricultural census as a key building block for providing the framework necessary to develop agriculture surveys and benchmark results.

|Khomanin Traditional Authority say NSA recruitment process is discriminatory

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The |Khomanin Traditional Authority says the online registration and application process for potential employment for the 2023 Population and Housing Census deprives rural citizens, particularly youth, of opportunities for employment.

In a country where many are unemployed, the announcement by the Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) that it is undertaking a mass recruitment drive of over 13,000 Census Field Staff sowed a glimmer of hope for thousands of Namibians, particularly the youth who have no access to the internet, let alone smartphones.