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 11April 2007

 

THE Government is set to spend about sh1b to design a community information system data base. The system will simplify the dissemination of information by the Government.


 It will also enable the Government to monitor its programmes to fight poverty. John Male, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) the executive director, disclosed recently that his organisation would spearhead the development of the data base in all sub-counties.

The data base will store and provide regular, reliable and meaningful reports on households, community services, production and markets to ministries, agencies and donors.

Male said this will help in planning, budgeting, evaluating and monitoring policies for sub-counties and parishes that are most stricken by poverty.

According to the 1992-1999 UBOS report, 73% of the people in Kaabong Township in Kotido district live below the poverty line compared to 11% of the central region.

The report explains that the census-based predictions show that the northern region was most hit at 74%.

 

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