The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), Salomo Hei, says 2022 promises a big year in the life of the NSA pointing out that the past 24 months have been dominated by the terrible pandemic, which continue to disrupt and shape lives in equal measure.
He states that, “over the past few months, we have been busy developing a transformational new strategy that puts us on course to deliver a professional service around institutional reform, which is ambitious, inclusive and sustainable.”
The new strategic plan is a mechanism for identifying opportunities, driving progress, and delivering work of influence and impact. At the centre of the new strategic plan is a commitment to ensuring our work has a positive impact on the lives of Namibians, now and into the future.
The new strategic plan will be launched at the end of March, and Hei adds that the NSA is well positioned to play a key role in how the country tackle the challenges, and embrace the opportunities presented by the changing world. He informs that they have begun preparations for the 2021 Census; and strengthened their position as the functional leaders of the national statistical system.
“Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) enables us to make better, more informed choices about the things that matter most in our society, economy and livelihoods. It is critical that all Namibians have access to statistics they can trust,” he says.
This year will see the NSA deliver the largest ever census in Namibia and Hei shares that they are pleased to report on a well-run mapping process. “We would like to express a word of gratitude to the Namibian government, and especially the National Planning Commission (NPC) under the leadership of the Director General, Honorable Obeth Kandjoze, for making available the budget appropriation on this very important exercise. We would also like to thank the development partners and their continued support to this end. The private sector that came onboard through generous donations are highly appreciated.”
Hei says NSA has a depth of exceptional talent and that points to a culture of opportunity, development and achievement.