Angola’s population census expected to cost US$200 million

21 February 2014

The first Angolan General Population and Housing Census, due to be conducted from 16 to 31 May of this year, will cost around US$200 million, the director of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Camilo Ceita, said in Luanda.

The INE director, who was talking about preparations for the census, said that the figure could change, but noted that the government had taken the necessary steps for the process to run smoothly.

Ceita, who is also the coordinator of the General Census Office, said that the inter-ministry commission coordinated by the Minister of State and the head of the Civil House, Edeltrudes Costa, set up a sub-group to deal with telecommunications, including the mobile networks of Unitel, Movicel, Angola Telecom, Instituto de Telecomunicações Administrativas (Inatel) and Instituto de Telecomunicações.

Ceita gave assurances that the government was involving the private sector in preparations for the Census in the areas of telecommunications, logistics and training. (macauhub)