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Rwanda to conduct fresh population census on Aug. 16-30



 Rwanda to conduct fresh population census on Aug 16 30
Rwanda to conduct fresh population census on Aug. 16-30

1 Rwanda is set to conduct the fifth Population and Housing Census from Aug. 16 to 30, a government official said.

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2 All required preparations had  been put in place for a seamless census, Venant Habarugira, director of the Censuses Department, at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), told Xinhua.

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3 “Various census technical and administrative structures have been put in place to ensure a successful census operation.

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4 “The census will enable us to know the actual number of people residing in Rwanda, the dwelling structure and materials owned by the households.

5 “This as well as to analyse the social and economic situation of the population,’’ Habarugira said.

6 Be said the census would also indicate population growth in the country, including fertility, mortality and migration.

7 Habarugira said the census data would  help the government to improve planning and resource distribution, among others.

8 “The NISR is engaged in an awareness campaign to ensure public participation in the census,” he said.

9 Provisional census data would be announced in December and final results would  be out in December 2023, according to the NISR.

10 Rwanda conducts a population census every 10 years.

11 The last one was held in August 2012. (

12 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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