Appointment Letter Presentation and Oath-Taking Ceremony

The sixth Population and Housing Census, BPP for Brunei Darussalam this year aims to compile comprehensive and latest information on the total population and households as well as the total stock of living quarters. BPP 2021 will be implemented in three stages namely: Houselisting, e-Census Implementation, and Face-to-Face Interview. To mark the start of the First Stage of BPP 2021: Houselisting, an Appointment Letter Presentation and Oath-Taking Ceremony for Census Officers of Population and Housing Census 2021 was held yesterday morning.

Present was Dato Seri Paduka Doctor Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy for Economy at the Ministry of Finance and Economy.

Dayang Hajah Mariah binti Haji Yahya, Director General of the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics in her speech said while carrying out external work, Census officers will face various challenges and uncertain weather conditions at this time which will make it difficult for them to visit places -living place in the area. Census officers are also reminded to always comply with all instructions and regulations of the Standard Operating Procedure issued by the Ministry of Health from time to time in precautions following the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.

842 Census Officers are appointed as Assistant Superintendents, Chief Supervisors, Supervisors and Enumerators to conduct the census field works across all four districts, comprising 610 officers for Brunei Muara District, 108 officers for Belait District, 97 officers for Tutong District, and 27 officers for Temburong District.

During the houselisting stage, the Census Officers will visit all living quarters to collect the required information from the house hold including the name, identity card numbers, date of birth and telephone number of the Head and each household member. Census Officers will also affix a sticker to each living quarter.

The head or members of households are advised to ensure that the census officers who visit their houses are legitimately appointed, by checking their census passes, letter of appointment, and identity cards.

BPP 2021 is conducted under the Census Act, Chapter 78 from the Laws of Brunei Darussalam. The Census Act makes it obligatory for the public to answer all the questions and guarantees the confidentiality of information furnished.

Source: Radio Television Brunei