Sudan prepares for Population and Agricultural census

Among preparations in Sudan for upcoming period will be the conducting of the inclusive population and agricultural census.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The Minister of Cabinet Affairs in Sudan, Khaled Omer Yousif, directed the necessity of accelerating the preparatory work for the sixth population inclusive agricultural census.

The minister called for creating appropriate infrastructure, work environment, and the necessary needs and requirements for the Central Bureau of Statistics.

On Wednesday, the minister met with the director general of the Central Bureau of Statistics, Ali Muhammad Abbas, in addition to the directors of the population and agricultural censuses.

Yousif said that the population and agricultural censuses are of paramount importance to the country’s democratic transition process.

The meeting discussed the Central Statistics Organization’s plan to prepare for the sixth population agricultural census.

Among matters discussed were issues of challenges and obstacles facing the Central Statistical Organization in carrying out its tasks.

The meeting also discussed the availability of the necessary infrastructure and the budgets for the census plan, and the extent of the plan’s compatibility with international standards and experiences.

The two sides of the meeting pledged to provide necessary funding to begin the preparations for the censuses.

These preparations include, but are not limited to, preparing data centers, networks, devices, equipment, and electronic applications.

Such preparations would then require the development of an urgent financial plan to ensure cash flow from the Ministry of Finance.

Sudan conducted its last inclusive population census in 2008, years before South Sudan seceded and became an independent nation.

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