Lydia Asiimwe, the Hoima district census officer on Sunday said the census enumerator was turned away, with the camp security insisting that he needed clearance from the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
Census enumerators combing villages in Kitgum district say the exercise is being slowed by scattered settlement patterns and lack of adults in some homesteads. In most villages outside Kitgum town, the enumerators are walking long distances before finding the next homesteads, some with only children as adults participate in garden works far away from homes.
44-year old Francis Tibaingana, a resident of Dwoli in Kitoba Sub County was arrested for reportedly mobilizing people against the impending National census. Tibaingana argues that his research established that counting and registering people was against biblical teachings. These teachings are based on a writing in 1 Chronicles 21:1-16: in which God became angry at David for taking a census against the people of Israel.