The state of Gedaref in eastern Sudan will begin preparations for the population and agricultural censuses to be held within less than two years.
A joint meeting, held in the secretariat of the government, on Thursday, between the state government council and the delegation of the Central Bureau of Statistics, discussed the activities related to the population and agricultural censuses and sectoral surveys that are being arranged to be implemented.
The transitional government in the country hopes to identify the real indicators of the measurement process and to reintegrate Sudan into the international system, while providing the necessary accuracy in information and data.
The newly appointed Governor of Gedaref, Mohamed Ahmed Abdelkader, announced, according to the SUNA, the state’s readiness to start preparations for the population and agricultural censuses in April 2023.
He pointed out that the desired results for the population and agricultural censuses are to draw a road map for the state government that will enable it to achieve justice in the distribution of services, in addition to developing the work environment and achieving the renaissance of the state.
The Director of the Statistics and Coordination Sector Department and head of the delegation, scientist Abdul-Ghani Muhammad, confirmed that the Central Statistical Organization is now working on financial inclusion programs, foreign investment and a follow-up survey of work, in addition to a comprehensive industrial survey that will be implemented soon.
He pointed out that their visit to Gedaref comes within the framework of the start of preparations for the population and agricultural census, and to determine the readiness of the statistical agencies in the states to organize the census.