Meru County residents have been assured of fairness during the recruitment for this year’s population and housing census personnel.
Speaking to the media in his office Tuesday, County Commissioner, Allan Machari said the County Census Committee had taken full responsibility after the official inauguration to ensure the exercise is carried out successfully.
Machari urged all members brought on board to oversee the operations of the intensive national exercise to uphold professionalism and high integrity for purposes of having credible results as expected at the national level.
Accompanying the County Commissioner, County Statistics Officer, Alinoor Hussein said the County Census Committee would work in close consultation with the National team for the success of the exercise.
Hussein warned residents to be wary of cons posing as National Bureau of Statistics representatives and asking for money to have them recruited as census officials saying the recruitment process would be free for all applicants.
The County Commissioner reminded the public that the 24th/25th night population and housing census was not connected to the just concluded National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), adding that everybody should be captured in the August exercise for purposes of helping the government plan and budget for national development.
He urged chiefs and their assistants to take lead in championing the importance of the census in their areas for the exercise to be a success.
Machari commended Meru County residents for actively participating in the NIIMS registration exercise saying the county captured over 1.2 million people against the projected 1.5 million.
By Makaa Margaret