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No clue on their money:Census enumerators cry fall

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Kigali-RWANDA-agreed job was done. They worked over time to finish the assignment on the given period. National institute of statistics says the exercise was done at the evaluation of 98 percent. But the enumerators who carried out door to door survey say they are yet to be paid.

Most of them were teachers, aided by ordinary citizens who volunteered to carry out general census as enumerators for only RWF 100,000 But now it has turned out that national institute of statistics reportedly breached gentle man’s agreement.

A teacher who participated in the census exercise as enumerator intimated to this publication that the exercise that comes once in every ten years might turn to be his bad luck adding that national institute of statistics behaviour is not acceptable.

“National institute of statistics trained us for three weeks before the exercise, and we were given 45000 RWF to each of us for transport to our respective homes. But ever since the exercise begun, no single coin from the statistics institute.

We agreed to work as volunteers and get paid just at the end of survey, but seems our patience is being tested beyond the measure” this teacher said pleading for his identity to remain anonymity, citing his job security concerns.

Government had said that giving the job to teachers was a part of the plan of motivating them since many of them were in holidays. As in normal circumstances their salary is not enough.

“We were told that our money will be at our accounts in Umwalimu SACCO at the end of exercise. Non- teachers, who were brought in to give us a hand, were also forced to open another account at Sacco costing them 6000RWF to be deducted at the payment. But all of us are still waiting to see the money come,” He added

According to these census enumerators, the agreed amount to every official was RWF 100,000 only but this cash is yet to be available.

Efforts to speak to national institute of statistics did not yield any fruit because the Director General could not pick his phone repeatedly.

 

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