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County Commissioner hails neighbours for co-operation in the census

Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang has hailed the Ugandan government for aiding in the success of the ongoing census.
Ojwang who was addressing journalists during monitoring of the census at Chepchoina village in Trans Nzoia Sunday said that Ugandan officials were helping the government by ensuring that those who wanted to take beer across the border only did so after being registered.
“Am happy with the Uganda police who have been strict on those who want to cross the border to take beer without having taken part in the census and they have been asking them to come back and be registered first”.
He added, “I attribute this to the East African community economic ties that have established cordial relationship and common understanding among the sister state countries”.
Ojwang assured those who will not have been enumerated by Monday morning that the census will continue up to 31st.
The administrator said that the exercise has largely been peaceful and smooth except for one case where a drunkard person refused to answer questions from the enumerators in Namanjalala.
He said that security personnel are on high alert ‘and we want to tell criminals who could be out to take advantage of the exercise that they will be dealt with firmly’.
According to Ojwang all residents of the county will be enumerated by close of business on 31st August.
He hailed local leaders for their support and asked those who will not have been registered on this date to report to their assistant chiefs.
By Pauline Ikanda

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