The Zambian Government has announced the postponement of the its national Census of Population and Housing from 2020 to 2021.
Minister of Finance Bwalya Ng’andu told parliament during the presentation of the proposed 2021 national budget that the changes in dates for conducting the exercise was necessitated by a number of challenges among them the outbreak of the coronavirus.
“The preparation of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing encountered a number of challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a result the census will now be conducted in 2021,” he said.
Dr Ng’andu has since advised citizens and other stakeholders to cooperate and actively participate in the exercise.