• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 8,000 CENSUS TAKERS HAVE STARTED THE BIG COUNT OF ZAMBIA'S POPULATION, THE FIRST SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 8,000 CENSUS TAKERS HAVE STARTED THE BIG COUNT OF ZAMBIA'S POPULATION, THE FIRST SINCE INDEPENDENCE. IN SUPPORT OF IT A BIG PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN IS GOING ON URGING ALL SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY TO CO-OPERATE.

    THE CENSUS TAKERS HAVE TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE THEIR TASK. IN THAT TIME THEY WILL MAKE DOOR-TO-DOOR CHECKS IN EVERY TOWN, SHANTY AND VILLAGE OF THE COUNTRY. FOREIGNERS, TOO, ARE LIKEWISE GATHERED IN.

    THE POPULATION IS BEING ASKED TO GIVE THEIR AGE, TIME AND PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, ETHNIC ORIGINS, LANGUAGE, CITIZENSHIP, MARITAL STATUS, EDUCATION, OCCUPATION AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, IF ANY.

    IT WILL TOUCH ON AN ESTIMATED 4,500,000 PEOPLE.

    MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO, MR. MAINZA CHONA, HAS CALLED FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION TO PERMIT THE GOVERNMENT TO UNDERSTAND FULLY POPULATION TRENDS AND OTHER VITAL STATISTICS AS GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

    THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN TOLD THAT THE CENSUS IS NON-POLITICAL. THIS WAS NECESSARY FOLLOWING FRICTION BETWEEN CENSUS-TAKERS WITH KNOWN POLITICAL LINKS AND THE PEOPLE BEING INTERVIEWED.

    CENSUS-TAKERS HAVE ALSO MET OTHER HAZARDS. SOME FOREIGNERS HAVE ORDERED THEM OFF THEIR PREMISES, WHILE DOGS HAVE CHASED THEM OUT OF OTHERS. LATE-NIGHT CALLERS HAVE ALSO RUN THE RISK OF BEING BEATEN UP. AND THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN CASES OF RETICENT WIVES WHO REFUSED TO GIVE DETAILS ABOUT THEIR HUSBANDS. BUT, OVERALL, THE STATISTICS OFFICE REPORTS GOOD PROGRESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACGH3MDZZEJIFXHJZL4DPH8USO
    Media URN:
    VLVACGH3MDZZEJIFXHJZL4DPH8USO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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