The Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr Francis Kai-Kai has encouraged communities in Kambia and Port Loko Districts to welcome enumerators from Statistics Sierra Leone and to be counted in the ongoing 2021 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census.
He made this statement during field visits in Kambia and Port Loko Districts respectively to monitor and assess the progress of the ongoing census enumeration process that commenced on the 10th December 2021.
He informed them that participation of community members in the census will inform and guide the planning of government, NGOs and private sector development programs in their communities.
Minister Kai-Kai stated that an undercount would affect allocation and funding for schools, health services, child care, emergency services and many other livelihood programs, adding that the outcome of this census will establish a credible database for development planning, monitoring, coordination and evaluation at all levels.
The Minister also held meetings with Stats-SL staff in Kambia and Port Loko at their respective offices to receive updates on various aspects of the Mid-Term Census process in their respective districts.
In a brief address, the Minister thanked the teams for their effort, urging them to ensure that all issues related to the process are communicated on time in order to address them amicably.
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