Prime Minister Calls on Papua New Guineans to Engage in National Census 2024

Thursday 13 June 2024

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has called on all Papua New Guineans to participate in the upcoming National Census, which will be held from 17 – 30 June 2024.

“I want all Papua New Guineans, whether you are in the country or overseas, to take part in the National Census as it is very important to plan for the future of our country,” he said.

Mr  Marape said understanding one’s own identity is essential for the government to plan effectively and promote the development of the country

“The National Census aims to gather essential population data to aid governmental planning across various sectors.

“The aim is to count every citizen as well as every residence.

 “Knowing this will enable us to plan for education, health, infrastructure, law and order, small to medium enterprises (SMEs), and various other government interventions.”

Prime Minister Marape stressed that the government wanted this to be a cost-effective and quality census that would deliver results instead of being an expensive event.

The government is supporting Administrative Services Minister Hon. Richard Masere and the National Statistical Office for the 2024 National Census,

The Prime Minister urges all state agencies, provincial governments, districts, local-level governments, and citizens to assist in ensuring its successful execution.

“I also thank all stakeholders, including overseas partner agencies, for their support in preparing for the census.”

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