Museveni, First Lady Enumerated

Museveni, First Lady Enumerated

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the First Lady, Maama Janet Museveni, took part in the enumeration process at their residence in State Lodge, Nakasero.

Overseen by the Executive Director and National Census Commissioner, Dr. Chris Ndatira Mukiza, the exercise aimed to gather comprehensive data crucial for national planning.

President Museveni lauded Dr. Mukiza and his team for conducting what he described as a 'comprehensive exercise,' emphasizing the importance of the detailed questions posed during the enumeration.

"I congratulate Dr. Mukiza and his team, if this is what they are doing everywhere then it is good."

President Museveni urged all Ugandans to cooperate with the census teams.

"I ask people to cooperate with them. I hear there is a group of people who say they do not want to be enumerated; they should stop that because they interfere with our work."

Highlighting the significance of the census, President Museveni underscored its role in informing government programs and policies aimed at addressing various challenges. He stated,

"The questions being asked are very comprehensive and detailed." 

Dr. Mukiza outlined the objectives of the census, noting its focus on generating baseline data for individuals benefiting from government initiatives such as the Parish Development Model (PDM) funds and Emyooga.

He highlighted, "This census will generate baseline information on persons who benefited in different government programs."

Additionally, the census will provide insights into the day population in major cities, facilitating informed decision-making at both local and national levels. Dr. Vincent Fred Ssenono, the Head of the department for Demography and Social Statistics at UBOS, affirmed,

"The exercise will help in identifying population which is still in the subsistence economy, youth unemployment as well as persons with disabilities by type."