Monday, August 27, 2012


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is conducting a census throughout the United Republic of Tanzania this month.
This year's census is the fifth since the independence of Tanganyika in 1961, the Zanzibar Revolution on January 12, 1964 with the birth of the United Republic of Tanzania on April 26, 1964. Other censuses were conducted in 1967, 1978, 1988 and 2002. (

The ticket on our gate about shows that we have been counted.
Apparently Arusha was able to complete its counting in five days.
Of course, with any large scale collection of statistics there are issues, and some unusual requests.

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