Rwanda marks Africa Statistics Day

Accurate statistics are critical for proper economic planning, a senior government official has said.  Speaking on the occasion to mark the African Statistics Day in Kigali, yesterday, Enata Dusenge, the Ag. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, said: “We need to realize the essence of getting accurate statistics because that is the basis for any economic planning”.
Acting Director General of NISR, (L) together with Acting PS of MINECOFIN Emata Dusenge at the meeting yesterday.  The New Times / T. Kisambira
Acting Director General of NISR, (L) together with Acting PS of MINECOFIN Emata Dusenge at the meeting yesterday. The New Times / T. Kisambira

Accurate statistics are critical for proper economic planning, a senior government official has said.

Speaking on the occasion to mark the African Statistics Day in Kigali, yesterday, Enata Dusenge, the Ag. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, said: “We need to realize the essence of getting accurate statistics because that is the basis for any economic planning”.

The day is marked every November 18 across the continent. In Rwanda, it was held after a week-long campaign on a series of awareness activities across the country.

The theme for the 2011 celebration is “Keeping Accounts to Improve Africa’s Present for a Brighter Future.”

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