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15 November, at 19 : 24 PM Print
The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has donated computers to the assistant sector leaders in charge of Demographic and Social statistics in 12 out of 13 sectors that make Bugesera district.
Talking of the importance of computerized systems, Yusuf Murangwa Director General of NISR said that it will help the country to prepare for the future with the appropriate data on the population size.
Murangwa asserts: “In hospitals and health centres of Rwanda, there is a problem of handling big numbers of people because the government did not try hard to find out the exact number of the residents.”
These computers are programmed with softwares to help organize data on health programs, education, birth and death registration among others, he adds.
The Director General points out that modems will be provided so that data reaches NISR officials in a short time.
Murangwa reveals that all sectors in the districts of Rwanda will get computers followed by training for all the workers to enable them carryout basic census easily.
The mayor of Bugesera district, Louis Rwagaju stressed that NISR will employ and pay a casual worker at every sector to program the computers.
“Censuses could be conducted in five years time but never helped in development planning. Datas could be kept in separate places but with computer programs, it will be stored in one program,” he explains.
If this program in implemented in three years time like how NISR planned, Rwanda will become the fourth after South Africa, Israel and Tunisia.