The African statistics day was marked on Monday across the country.
In Mombasa County, the local Statistics Officer (CSO) Mr. Beuter Nyamongo said accurate and timely census and statistics played a vital role in national growth.
He was speaking at the Wesley Methodist Church on Monday during an event to mark the African Statistics Day 2018 under the theme ‘high-quality official statistics to ensure transparency, good governance and inclusive development’.
In Bungoma County residents were asked to give accurate information during the forthcoming population census to enable the government plan for development.
Speaking during today’s African Statistics Day celebrated at Bungoma KIE ground, Bungoma County Administrative officer, Ann Wilson called on residents to volunteer the right and correct information to the enumerators in the 2019 census.
In Tharaka Nithi County Commissioner (CC) Ms. Muzne Abdullatif called on the residents to take advantage of Chuka University to enroll their children to study applied statistics.
In Kiambu the Principal Secretary for Planning (PS), Dr. Julius Muia, emphasized the importance of accurate data in development planning and appealed to Kenyans and other respondents to co-operate with statistics officers interviewing them to ensure reliable quality record.
Dr. Muia said that the government through the National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) receives statistics for all sectors of the economy through administration of households and establishment surveys.
The day is set aside to create awareness of the role statistics play in the development agenda of African countries.
The day is marked every year since 2000 to raise awareness among the general public of the important role that statistics play in all aspects of life’ he said.
By KNA Team