Rwanda : National census to pay off for teachers
The teachers will walk away with package of payment for conducting the enumeration exercise during the upcoming national census that will be conducted countrywide.
At least each teacher will walk away with 100.000francs- which will perfectly work out for the since this is a school holiday time, and some of them will say surely manage to save in the Mwalimu sacco and afford to meet some of their expenses, and boost their welfare for a couple of days.
According to the National census project coordinator, Prosper Mutijima, the census project is budgeted at 16.5billion Rwandan francs and half of that money is budgeted for the trainings and stipends for over 24.500 enumerators.
“There are many jobs to be provided during this period, because there is a lot of work that will be done during the census exercise and surely the payment is very good” said Mutijima on a phone interview.
Mutijima said that the census exercise will take also provide temporary jobs and pay off some other people- such as police, prisons and army officers- (categories in the special groups) who will be supervising the activity, and also team leaders at the zone, district and provincial levels will also earn about 150.000rwandan francs and above.
Mutijima said that the project has so far made tremendous advancements in terms of training census numerators, preparing a profound questionnaire, mapping of the census programme at the village level, and the next step will be mobilization and sensitization of Rwandans, and lastly numbering all households ahead of the census exercise.
“All is set for the census exercise. We urge all Rwandans and people living in the country to participate in the census, and be able to give the correct information to the enumerators, so that all goes well” Mutijima said.
Some of the expected outcomes and information database of the 2012 national census include: general demographics, education, disability, employment, migration (immigration and emigration), urbanization, gender & youths, environment, ICT access, water & sanitation, Health insurance, Housing, energy use, and locations among many others.
The census process will take two weeks, but the complete project (which started two years ago) will take at least five years- which include data entry, analysis among others.