A cabinet meeting sitting at the Statehouse in Entebbe on Monday approved over Shs330 billion to be used in carrying out the National Housing and Population Census.
The Minister of Information, Communications & Technology and National Guidance Chris Baryomunsi said the census has been fixed for 24th/25th August 2023.
In the meeting chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development presented a paper indicating the commencement of the census.
Baryomunsi has told the media that part of the Shs330bn estimated for the exercise is available to purchase the equipment that will be used by enumerators while conducting the exercise.
Uganda carries out the Census every after ten years. Baryomunsi said this helps the government the exact number of people and households in the country so it can plan and budget well.
The most recent National Population and Housing Census were held in 2014 under the theme ‘Counting for Planning and Improved Service Delivery. It was the fifth Census conducted in the country since independence.
Uganda Bureau of Statistics worked closely with different Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as Local Governments to undertake the census exercise.
The collection effort was carried out through face-to-face interviews by enumerators administering a questionnaire to all households within assigned enumeration areas.