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Luwero: Lost Census Gadget Leads to Enumerator’s Detention

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  • Richard Ssimbwa, the Chairperson of Luwero LC3, expressed disappointment at the apparent negligence, emphasizing that the loss of the gadget posed a significant setback to the census process.
  • With 1,532 enumerators, 192 supervisors, and over 36 reserve enumerators trained in Luwero, preparations are in place for the census activities set to commence nationwide, starting from tonight, which has been declared a public holiday to facilitate the census.

An enumerator in Luwero District finds themselves detained by the police after reportedly losing their census gadget, a computer tablet provided by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) for the 2024/2025 census exercise. The individual, identified as a student at Bukalasa Agricultural College in Luwero and a resident of Wobulenzi Town Council, had been assigned to count residents of Kikube Village within the same subcounty. However, the situation took a turn when unknown individuals allegedly broke into the enumerator’s rented residence and made off with the census gadget.

Richard Ssimbwa, the Chairperson of Luwero LC3, expressed disappointment at the apparent negligence, emphasizing that the loss of the gadget posed a significant setback to the census process. Confirming the arrest, Luwero District Police Commander John Ojokuna underscored the seriousness of the matter, asserting that the tablet is government property and should be handled with utmost care. Investigations have commenced with the aim of recovering the lost gadget.

Ojokuna advised enumerators to prioritize the security of their gadgets, suggesting that those unable to safeguard them properly should entrust them to the nearest police station for safekeeping. Despite the setback, Luwero Resident District Commissioner Richard Bwabye Ntulume assured readiness to proceed with the census, citing a pool of trained reserve enumerators available to fill any gaps that may arise.

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Erasto Kibirango, the District Chairperson, urged residents and leaders to cooperate by providing necessary information during the census process to ensure its success for future planning. With 1,532 enumerators, 192 supervisors, and over 36 reserve enumerators trained in Luwero, preparations are in place for the census activities set to commence nationwide, starting from tonight, which has been declared a public holiday to facilitate the census.

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