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“Counting Conundrum: Resistance, Religion, and Enforcement in Bugongi’s Census Saga”

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  • Enumerators in Bugongi Town Council, Sheema District, called the cops on resistant households during the census.
  • The deputy RDC ordered the arrest of the defiant women.

Enumerators in Bugongi Town Council, Sheema District, called the cops on resistant households during the census.

Sam Orikunda, Sheema Deputy Resident District Commissioner, reported that two households persistently resisted enumeration.

Orikunda, accompanied by police, confronted the households, encountering adamant refusal from one woman.

Resistance, rooted in religious beliefs, was cited by the women of Nyakashambya Cell.

The deputy RDC ordered the arrest of the defiant women; one eventually complied.

Orikunda praised the enumerators for their diligence in reporting such incidents.

The issue of sensitization versus religious influence warrants further investigation by UBOS and stakeholders.

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