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.
Population and Housing Census (PHC), will generate crucial data for measuring Rwandan Socio-economic progress and for providing an evidence base that can guide national policymaking. House-to-house visits by enumerators will collect information about people living in Rwanda on Census Day – 15 August 2012. 16,500 enumerators, including one for every village (umudugudu), will visit every household in Rwanda. Final results will be published within ten months of Census Day, observing that “data delayed is data denied”.