Citizens urged to cooperate with enumerators

Staff Reporter the 2022 Population and Housing Census goes into full swing

Government through the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, has urged all Zimbabweans to fully cooperate with the enumerators in order to make the exercise a success.

“I therefore appeal to all Zimbabweans to cooperate fully with our enumerators.  Let's keep a record of individuals who spend the 20th of April night in our homes. In the same spirit let us all be sure to be counted,” urged Minister Ncube.

Unlike in previous Censuses, the Government has made sure that the ZIMSTAT is fully equipped with the latest Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) gadgets for data capturing as well as acquisition of vehicles for easy mobility.

“In November 2021, the Pilot Census was conducted to test the census questionnaire and logistics. The Pilot Census also tested the use of Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) which will be used during Census data collection for the first time in Zimbabwe.

“Government capacitated ZIMSTAT through procurement of vehicles and tablets for use during Census data collection, that way making ZIMSTAT more prepared to undertake the 2022 Population and Housing Census,” Minister Ncube said.

Government further guaranteed confidentiality of information and urged the public to cooperate fully by answering all the information correctly in order to assist the purpose of the 2022 Population Census.

“The 2022 Population and Housing Census will collect information on the following modules, demographic characteristics; orphanhood; education; labour force; functioning; fertility; Housing characteristics and living conditions; international migration and death in the household,” said Minister Ncube.

Meanwhile, 49 500 enumerators were recruited and trained by ZIMSTAT, 500 of them were National Supervisors, 7000 were level 2 Enumeration Area Supervisors and 42 000 level 3 Enumerators.