Rutahigwa being enumerated at his Rukungiri home

NEWS- The Rukungiri municipality legislator Dr. Elisa Rutahigwa enumerated from his home in Kifunjo cell, Kyatoko ward, Eastern division Rukungiri Municipality Rukungiri district on Saturday morning.

He was enumerated by Ronyx Atuheire and supervised by the LC 1 Chairperson Alex Karumuna in the ongoing National Housing and population census.

Dr. Rutahigwa urged all Ugandans especially in Rukungiri district to embrace the exercise saying it is not just a count but a critical tool for development and democracy.

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The census exercise that started on Friday morning will be done in 10 days.

Rutahigwa said even at household level there is no way you can budget and develop your family if you don’t know the number of people you’re looking after.

“Some opposition members who don’t want to follow government programs should at least embrace this as it will help both the government and those in opposition” he added.

He said census figures play a critical role in guiding planning, policy formulation, and programme implementation.

On delayed census Materials like reflect jackets and payment of transport refund during training, Dr. Rutahigwa said corruption was the reason for the delays and procurement process was not transparent.

“There was enough time to prepare for this exercise but to my surprise the reflector Jackets and tags have just arrived on second day while  training allowances for enumerators are not ready,”

He said until Uganda is corrupt free we shall be expecting such and urged everyone to be responsible in fighting corruption from their areas.

Rutahigwa joins other prominent Rukungiri district leaders that have already been enumerated including the Resident District Commissioner Nsubuga Bewayo Stephen and North Kigezi Diocesan Bishop Onesimus Asiimwe who were enumerated at the first day of the census exercise.

Shortly after he was enumerated, the North Kigezi Diocesan Bishop posted on his official X-handle that “My household and I have been counted in the National Population and Housing Census, 2024”.

Bishop Onesimus Asiimwe being enumerated at Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano