(From New Vision (Uganda): AAGM)
The recently concluded population and housing census reveals lots of surprises. Charles Wendo and Joshua Kato analysed the provisional results
Nobody really expected that census enumerators would find exactly 23.6 million Ugandans as experts had projected, but many have been surprised by the variation of one million. Statistics officials last week announced that we are 24.6 million Ugandans and not 23.6 million as they had projected.
James Mubiru, the deputy executive Director of the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics(UNBS), says the figure is a total surprise. "We are not sure why, but we have some possibilities we are thinking about. We are still investigating," he says.
The census technical officer, Andrew Mukulu, says the projections were made 11 years ago. …