Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has urged citizens to cooperate with enumerators conducting Saint Lucia’s 2020 census.
He gave the assurance that information citizens provide during the conduct of the census is protected by law.
“You have the highest assurance that any information which you provide will be dealt with in the strictest confidence,” the PM wrote Wednesday on his official Facebook page.
“Please provide information which is as accurate as possible,” Chastanet urged.
He noted that every 10 years, Saint Lucia conducts a national population and housing census which assists in determining the strategic policies and programmes for the next decade.
Chastanet disclosed that the aim is to have a very comprehensive assessment of the country, allow for the accurate delivery of initiatives to remedy some of the ills in the society, such as poverty, inequality, substandard healthcare and the lack of adequate housing.
On May 12th, 2020 approximately 550 enumerators will commence work Islandwide to conduct the 2020 Saint Lucia Population and Housing Census.
The theme for this census is “Konté Sent Lisi”
” A call to be part of the process and to be counted. I am appealing to as many Saint Lucians as possible to please cooperate with the enumerators as they carry out their duties,” the PM stated.
He disclosed that enumerators are currently undergoing a significant amount of training in order to adequately prepare them to carry out “this mammoth exercise” and to allow for the most accurate collection of data.
“The last census carried out in 2010 was a very successful exercise. Let’s work together to gather the data which will help us build the best Saint Lucia for everyone!” Chastanet declared.