President Museveni Kicks Off National Census 2024: A Vital Step for Uganda’s Future Planning

KOLOLO,(UG)-President Yoweri Museveni has today launched the National Population and Housing Census 2024 exercise at Kololo Independence Grounds.

The National Population and Housing Census is the main source of demographic data in Uganda. The information collected during the censuses is useful for planning and evidence-based decision-making.Uganda last held its census exercise in 2013 and 42 million people were counted as the country’s population.

According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) executive director, Dr Chris Mukiza, the census exercise shall provide crucial statistical data and information required in the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM) and measurement of the National Development Plan III (NDP III) outcomes and inform the development of NDP IV.Statistics show that nearly 64% of the working population was engaged in subsistence agriculture.

This information informed, among others, the 3rd National Development Plan, Operation Wealth Creation and the Parish Development Model.The results of the census 2024 will inform the next National Development Plan, implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and other development strategies.

The Government launched the National Census Council (NCC) which is guiding and coordinating the Census 2024 activities.