The long awaited census finally kicked off today morning all around Uganda. At 8:00 a.m, the enumerators had kicked off heading to their respective attached areas.
The Executive Director of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics Ben Mungyereza says the first batch of the population has already been counted.
This includes street children, those in institutions like prisons and hospitals, the homeless and those in transit. Daily Monitor is all around Uganda and will be updating you on the exercise.
Many people didn't go to work, thinking the exercise only takes a day. The RDC John Abingwa says the exercise started at 8 a.m.
He however says it might take longer than the ten days because the population is high and yet the questionnaire is too long.
Meanwhile the manager of Poi travellers lodge, Mr Edward Dramani said hotel clients are giving false information to the enumerators while others are claiming not to know their details.
The exercise is also said to have stopped in Kali parish, a disputed area between Yumbe and Moyo districts both claiming it. Both districts had deployed enumerators in the area
The exercise also started at 8 am. Residents are complaining about the questions.
Semi urban Areas like Gayaza, Kijjabwemi and Kyabakuza are yet to be covered.
The exercise is on well, with no challenges at all. Positive response from the population
The enumerators hit the road at 8am and the census exercise has started well in prisons.
The prisons spokesperson Frank Baine says they are coordinating with all prisons across the country to ensure accurate data collection.
He says that at Luzira at least 40 % of the prisoners have already been counted.
Jackie Mulamuzi who is attached to Namasere village says they have not met any challenges, with the population responding positively.
Mulamuzi says they have decided to mark houses where there are no people and will later return to them.
Mulamuzi’s target is 15 homes a day.