Press Release on the 2021 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census

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Press Release on the 2021 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census

STATISTICS SIERRA LEONE
(Stats SL)
Credible Data for National Development

16th April, 2021

On 21st July 2020, HE the President Brigadier (retired) Dr Julius Maada Bio proclaimed a 2020 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census (MTPHC), to be conducted by Statistics Sierra Leone. The enumeration, which was to commence on December 4, 2020, was revised to April 19, 2021 as contained in the Stats SL Press Release of October 2020.

In the meantime, preparatory work, including the electronic cartographic mapping, using satellite imagery and an EA Pad application for demarcation of Enumeration Areas (EAs) is in progress.

Furthermore, the 20,000 tablets identified for the process have now formally been issued to Sierra Leone on the 1st April 2021 by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and subsequently handed over the Sierra Leone High Commission in Kenya on 7th April 2021. Arrangements for the shipment of the tablets are underway with support of our development partners.

Stats SL is therefore informing the public that the delay in the shipment of twenty thousand (20,000) electronic tablets from Kenya to Sierra Leone, has affected the timelines in the conduct of the census. Therefore, enumeration of the population slated for the 19th April 2021, can no longer hold.

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A new date for the actual census enumeration will soon be announced by Stats SL

The public is encouraged to support the census process as we continue to assure you of transparancy, trust, inclusion, and credibility at all stages.

Stats SL and her partners assure the public of their firm commitment to the execution of the 2021 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census.

Signed
Management

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