By Patrick Soko
ZANACO also expressed interest to collaborate with the Government to ensure that the 2020 Census of Population and Housing would be a success.
Zambia will conduct the Census of Population and Housing in August 2020. The 2020 Census will be the first of its kind in Zambia to be conducted using electronic data collection methodology – Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).
The Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme, on behalf of the Vice-President Inonge Wina, and Permanent Secretary Chola Chabala, Central Statistical Office Acting Director Goodson Sinyenga and other officials met Cooperating Partners and the private sector to mobilise resources for the 2020 Census for Population and Housing.
The 2020 Census will be a complete shift from the traditional Pen and Paper Interview (PAPI) to Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)/digital Census.
The electronic data collection methodology will improve the quality of data collected and reduce the time-lag between data collection and the dissemination of results.
The estimated total budget for the 2020 Census of Population and Housing is K841, 563, 560.
This is contained in a statement issued to 5FM News by Ministry of National Development Planning Spokesperson Chibaula Silwamba.