Several resources have been marshaled for this important exercise, the momentum was there at the beginning but all of a sudden things change because those that things they should get country to what they want this time around did not succeeded the more reason they are casting aspersion against each other.
Development experts believe that proper planning starts with the counting, collecting and collating of reliable data that should be used for the development of the country.
The census exercise as tradition demands should be conducted by Statistics Sierra Leone, the only institution created by an Act of Parliament and charged with such a responsibility. The country looks forward to a successful census report which is the expectation of every Sierra Leonean that have to be counted.
Both financial and material resources have been scooped from the donor community and government to undertake the exercise amidst serious constrains and therefore as a nation we should not allow greedy politicians to take us aback.
The exercise could have been conducted long ago but the Ebola virus that ended only after killing many lives and to a large extent devastated the economy. Everything actually came to a standstill as the country was in mourning all during the 18 months period of the Ebola virus.
The country was declared Ebola free after it went 42days without a single reported case and the countdown for the 90 days. Therefore, the conduct of a census is very timely especially so when the country prepares to conduct another general elections. The actual population needs to be known for proper planning and equitable distribution of State resources. There can be no proper planning if the number of people living in a particular community is not known. Those Sierra Leoneans charged to undertake such n5awl_k2_itemsan activity should be people of high caliber and have the country at heart because a single blunder can lead this country to stagnation.
Conducting a proper census means Sierra Leone would have been in a better stead to spearhead its development aspirations. Donors may still come in but the government of the day would have been fully abreast itself with the size of the country’s population.
There would be data collected on education, standard of living and other social issues that border on the wellbeing of the people, so it behooves on every Sierra Leonean whether you are politician or not to accept the final reports as the process hinges on the survival of the country.
Statistics has conducted credible Census not for the first time and there is every likelihood that this census report would be a credible one. To further send the message to the outside world that Sierra Leone is in for business.