NSA disappointed by low attendance at NIDS presentation

15 Feb 2018 16:20pm
RUNDU, 15 FEB (NAMPA) – Very few people turned up for a presentation on the Namibia Intercensal Demographic Survey (NIDS) and Labour Force Survey statistics at Rundu on Wednesday.
Representatives of the Namibia Statistic Agency (NSA) were disappointed at the low turnout.
NSA spokesperson, Nelson Ashipala after the presentation said he was especially disappointed over the low turnout of people in leadership positions, whom the presentation was meant for.
He said the statistics were of vital importance as they can help people in planning departments in the various ministries to address social issues in the region.
Ashipala said people in planning departments do not receive the information that can be used to alleviate poverty and fight unemployment.
“When they don’t turn up to such presentations, what information do they use when planning?” he asked.
He said as an agency, they expect government agencies and other organisations to be present at such events and said the NSA can always return to advise and interpret statistics where needed.
The NIDS is conducted five years after a national census and is carried out in order to update a country’s population growth, while the Labour Force Survey looks at the number of employed and unemployed people in a country.