Statistics Sierra Leone in collaboration with the World Bank, ADB and accelerated programme of PARIS21 has undertaken one week training on micro -data tool at the Wusum Hotel, Makeni.
The theme for the training is data archiving and the use of International Household Survey Network and micro-data with a Kenyan, Margaret Mwangi as facilitator. Speaking at the opening session, the Administrative Manager of Statistics Sierra Leone, Saybom Kanu said the theme of the training is a key component in developing societies, as emphasis have been made over the years for the improvement of data collection. The Officer in- Charge of data processing, Thekeka Conteh spoke of reliable data processing and documentation as significant for which request was made in the area of capacity building.
The training Facilitator, Margaret Mwangi said the training was about a group of professionals coming together to learn and share experiences in the area of documentation and micro-data.
The Acting Statistician-General, Mohamed Koroma explained that despite the 1963, ‘74, ‘85 and 2004 censuses, the data was not documented. He spoke of the importance of the training which he said would be beneficial. The training was officially launched by the Mayor of Makeni City Council; Moses Sesay who stressed that processing reliable data is very important and could be used to determine the level of development which was needed in the Country.