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Tanzania census to cost $66m

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  1. Invisible

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    Wednesday, 4 August 2010

    The Tanzanian government will spend over US$66.67 million to conduct the forthcoming national population census scheduled for August 2011.

    It will be the fifth population census since independence in 1961, which was followed by other census in 1967, 1988 and 2002.

    "Censuses are huge and serious undertakings and therefore need highest political support, financial commitment and human resources for timely implementation, '' said Dr Julitta Onabanjo the Resident Representative of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), while addressing the World Population Day celebrations on Pemba island of Zanzibar last week.

    She urged both political leaders and the Government to seriously play their parts in the implementation of the census next year so that other parties can rally behind them to make the exercise successful.

    She assured Tanzania that UNFPA would do everything possible to support the census implementation. "Just as we have done for other countries involved in initial preparation and eventually counting the people, we will participate fully as we have done to other countries."

    At the last population census in 2002 Tanzania had 34.5 million people, but some experts estimate Tanzania's population to date could have increased to 45 million. The Deputy Executive Director (Planning Commission) in the President's Office, Florence Mmari, said the initial preparations for next year's general census actually began two years ago.

    She said, "We have been getting some financial allocation for the initial census preparations for last two years, but it was inadequate although it helped to conduct an area sampling and collection of initial data from designated sample areas and in some households in some districts in Tanzania mainland."

    Tanzania's first census took place immediately after independence in 1961 when the population was at 8 million people, which was followed by the second census in August 1967 when the population grew to 12,313,469.

    The third census took place in August 1988 that revealed a population of 23,095,878. That was followed by a census in 2002 that was held ahead of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP), the population count was then estimated at 34,569,607.

  2. Chapakazi

    Chapakazi JF-Expert Member

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    duh!hii pesa si mchezo. ilitajwa kwenye bajeti ya mwaka huu, au ipo kwenye bajeti ya 2011/12?pia tungepata break-down ya hii cost ingekuwa nafuu!