RUNDU, 15 SEP – The Namibia Statistics Agency has requested all Namibians to cooperate and participate in the fifth Namibia Labour Force Survey in order for the NSA to successfully conduct the data collection.
The request was made by NSA Deputy Statistician General, Ottilie Mwazi during the launch of the survey at Rundu in the Kavango East Region on Friday.
The survey will run in all 14 regions from Sunday until 16 October 2018 and will be carried out at a cost of N.dollars 26.3 million.
It aims to collect information that will provide statistics on employment, unemployment and other basic socio-economic indicators at individual and household level required for policy-making by various sectors at national and regional level. Mwazi said the information that will be collected during the survey will also be used to build the Labour Market Information System for easy planning.
She said the NSA will require support from communities in all 14 regions in order to successfully implement the survey and thus requested full participation and collaboration from the community during the data collection period.
“We will require them to open their doors and farm gates for all the field staff and provide the required information for all persons who spent the night during that period,” she elaborated.
All field staff will be identifiable through identification cards and NSA shirts and all the vehicles used during the survey will be branded with the NSA logo.
To ensure the safety of both field staff and respondents, Mwazi said the NSA will work closely with the Namibian Police Force.
Kavango East Governor, Samuel Mbambo echoed Mwazi’s sentiments by appealing to all residents of the Kavango East Region and the nation at large to open their doors and provide accurate information in order for the agency to produce quality statistics for development.