The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has recruited 24,426 officials, including computer experts, statisticians, specialists and trainers to ensure the smooth running of the forthcoming National Populations and Housing Census.
Ku nshuro ya kane, u Rwanda rurategura Ibarura Rusange ry’Abaturage n’imiturire rizaba tariki ya 16 kugeza ku ya 30 Kanama 2012, mu rwego rwo kumenya uko abateganyirizwa bangana, ibyiciro by’imyaka y’amavuko barimo, uko batuye n’uko biyongera.
A population census is expected to provide a precise answer to this question amongst other important questions. In fact, the United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years.
Government institutions and other organisations seeking technical statistical assistance should approach the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), the acting head of the institute has urged. Dr Diane Karusisi made the call yesterday, while speaking at a workshop to discuss capacity building.