Public Holiday in Tanzania in 2024

Public Holiday in Tanzania in 2024
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2022 Tanzania Tue, Aug 23 National Holiday

A public holiday to allow citizens to participate in the National Population and Housing Census.

The government of Tanzania has declared Tuesday August 23rd 2022 a public holiday to allow Tanzanians to fully take part in the planned National Population and Housing Census (PHC).

According to the statement issued on Thursday August 18th by the government chief spokesperson, Gerson Msigwa President Samia Suluhu Hassan agreed that census day should be a holiday.

“Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said that the president agreed that August 23, 2022 is a public holiday to allow Tanzanians to stay at home and participate fully in census by giving census clerks actual statistics,” reads statement posted on Twitter account of the government chief spokesperson.

On April 8th 2022, President Hassan announced the date for the country's National Population and Housing Census and urged citizens to be counted for their own benefit.

She urged all Tanzanians to get counted on the census day, saying the population and housing census was aimed at enabling the government to put in place plans that will help it provide services to the people.

The last Population and Housing Census was conducted in Tanzania in 2012. Tanzania’s first substantive population and housing census in 10 years will seek to verify various unofficial figures. Those figures have variously put the country's current population at between 55 and 65 million. In 2012, Tanzania reported 44.9 million people.

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