Speaking at Chiradzulu Secondary School during the official opening of enumerators training in Chiradzulu, the District Commissioner (DC), Malango Botomani said government development policies are done based on assumptions as the country had a similar exercise 10 years ago.
She said if the country fails or succeed in policy making the numerators would contribute towards that.
"The country has entrusted you to do the job to the best of your capabilities. Don’t just look at the trend and guess the number of people per household because this will affect government planning," the DC said.
Botomani asked numerators in the district to work in unity for them to be successful in the exercise.
She said by the end of the training, they should have skills that would help them to do the exercise and asked them to coordinate with community leaders for the smooth implementation of the exercise.
The DC asked people in Chiradzulu to give relevant information to numerators for proper planning of developments in the district.
NSO District Supervisor, Christian Kabambe said the training had started well despite few challenges faced by numerators.
The Country will from September 3 to 23, 2018 conduct the sixth Housing and Population Census (PHC).
NSO has recruited 20, 000 numerators countrywide and Chiradzulu has 451 numerators for the exercise.