New na­tional sta­tis­tics sys­tem to be es­tab­lished

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

The Kenya Na­tional Bureau of Sta­tis­tics has an­nounced plans to set up a new na­tional sta­tis­ti­cal sys­tem. This will be car­ried out un­der the Na­tional Strat­egy for the De­vel­op­ment of Sta­tis­tics, which will also re­view the or­gan­i­sa­tional struc­tures of in­di­vid­ual in­for­ma­tion sec­tors. KNBS di­rec­tor gen­eral Zachary Mwangi said de­vel­op­ment of the NSDS is in re­sponse to the crit­i­cal role of sta­tis­tics in the coun­try. He said the im­ple­men­ta­tion of eco­nomic and so­cial pro­grammes for na­tional de­vel­op­ment would be fac­tored in the new sys­tem. “The NSDS frame­work places con­sid­er­able em­pha­sis on main­stream­ing of sta­tis­tics in all sec­tors, which im­plies strength­en­ing of sta­tis­ti­cal ca­pac­i­ties in min­istries, de­part­ments, agen­cies as well as in the coun­ties,” Mwangi said. He said the new sys­tem aims to sat­isfy pri­or­ity user needs through pro­vi­sion of qual­ity sta­tis­tics.

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