Fourth Population Census of Ethiopia to be Conducted in April

Ethiopia-Population-Census-2019January 31, 2019 (Ezega.com) - The fourth population and housing census of Ethiopia will be conducted beginning from April 7, 2019, According to the National Planning Commission of Ethiopia.

“Preparations have been completed to carry out a transparent and credible census after two months,” Dr Fitsum Assefa, Commissioner of the National Planning Commission, told reporters today.

According to her, tablet, Global Positioning System (GPS), and other technologies will be used in the census.

General-Director of the Agency, Biratu Yigezu said the fourth census will be conducted using digital technology for the first time based on best experiences of other countries.

According to Birratu, the census will also be conducted using five regional languages, including Amharic, Tigrigna, Afaan Oromo, Somali, and Afar. 

The result of the upcoming census will help as being an initial planning for the next 10 years from the higher to lower level of administration, he underlined.

UN Resident Coordinator Aeneas Chuma said United Nations remains committed to continue its partnership with the Ethiopia to ensure the successful implementation of the upcoming census.

“We especially commend the government`s commitment to universal enumeration of population resident in Ethiopia, including comprehensive enumeration of refugees, in line with SDGs call of leave no one behind,” Chuma pointed out.

The 4th Population and Housing Census, was postponed twice due to security challenges in some part of the country. Earlier, it was scheduled to be conducted in November, 2018.


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