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ZIMSTAT declares Census Night as enumeration exercise kicks off

By Staff Writer

ZIMBABWE National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has declared Wednesday the 20th of April 2022 Census Night ahead of the enumeration exercise.

In a statement, ZIMSTAT director general, Taguma Mahonde said the Census enumeration exercise begins on 21st April and ends on April 30th 2022.

“Accordingly, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 was declared the Census Night, and will be the reference point for enumeration. This means that ZIMSTAT enumerators will ask for information relating to persons who will have spent the Census Night in the respective household,” he said.

Mahonde said though household composition may change between the Census Night and time when enumerators visit your households, enumerators  are encouraged to take note of individuals who were present during the night of Wednesday 20th April 2022.

“During the enumeration exercise, ZIMSTAT enumerators will visit all households and institutions across the country asking questions pertaining to social-economic and demographic characteristics households.

“The enumerators will have with them Identity Cards and other census branded material.

“In undertaking the exercise, enumerators will direct questions to heads of households or their designated representatives with all information relating to persons who spent the Census Night in the household,” he said.

He underscored that all individuals who will have spent the Census Night in hotels , lodges , hospitals, police stations , prisons and other collective institutions, shall be enumerated on the Census Night, including those is transit and other floating population. “Given the foregoing, ZIMSTAT is requesting for cooperation from the general public enable enumerators to undertake their work,” he added

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