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Ugandan Census Public Holidays Ruled-Out

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala)
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Uganda's state minister for finance, in charge of planning the upcoming national housing and population census, Matia Kasaija, has reiterated that none of the 10 days of the upcoming census will be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Uganda.

The aforementioned announcement follows a similar one, last spring (2014-04-20), in which Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) executive director, Ben Paul Mungyereza, announced that Thursday, August 28, 2014, which corresponds to the beginning of the upcoming national population and housing census in Uganda, would not be an official non-working public holiday in Uganda.

The Ugandan government had declared Friday, September 13, 2002, the date of the start of the previous census (2002-09-11), as a one-off public holiday "to enable all citizens to effectively participate in the national census".

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