The chairwoman of the census commission, Mariana Rogozarska Popovska, at the panel discussion of CIVIL: "Census: Statistics, not politics" in Stip says that the current programs are made and conducted according to the 2002 census.
"We need a census to know where we are going. We have a faculty in Shtip, but we do not have statistics on how many inhabitants we have with higher education, or with secondary education.
The opposition demands a fully electronic census, but we do not know how many literate populations we have, how many know how to use computers. We do not know how many people have been evicted and what are the reasons for their eviction to make strategies in the future.
Given that we have not had a census for 19 years, this means that mistakes are possible, but we must not give up.
In 2019, we had a pilot project in 13 municipalities where a census was conducted and it passed without a problem. "When we work on the programs, we must have real data," said Rogozharska Popovska.
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