ECA congratulates Tanzania on record-breaking digital census

ECA congratulates Tanzania on record-breaking digital census

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has released the first results of the 2022 Population and Housing Census along with Guidelines for the Use of Census Results. The event took place on October 31 at Jamhuri Stadium, in the Dodoma region of Tanzania, under the auspices of Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Also present were Hon. Hemed Suleiman Abdulla, Second Vice President of Zanzibar (MBM), MP, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa (MP), Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Hussein A. Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, the Honorable Philip Mpango, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

In his address, the Director of the African Center for Statistics, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Oliver Chinganya, applauded Tanzania’s work on statistics. He said, “Tanzania has shown the importance of data and statistics by ensuring that the census is funded and motivates the Bureau of Statistics to produce more high quality data needed for development planning and monitoring of national and local development plans.

Mr. Chinganya explained that Tanzania is one of the leading African countries to have started the transformation of statistical operations by undertaking the 2022 digital census. He also commended the government for its efficient and high quality census process, which was conducted in record time, with the delivery of census results considered to be the fastest in the history of the census in Africa.

President Hassan encouraged all Heads of Government to use the results of the population census to plan the country’s economic development and improve the well-being of the people of Tanzania.

The Government of Tanzania has embarked on its 6th Population and Housing Census from August 23 to September 5, 2022. For the first time, the census included the Housing Census and the National Physical Configuration Census.