UAE- Sultan Al Qasimi calls on Sharjah to cooperate with Census 2015
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
SHARJAH 7th December 2015 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah yesterday urged citizens and residents in the Emirate of Sharjah to participate in the Sharjah Census 2015 and cooperate with census teams.
In a televised statement H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan said people's participation is highly important for making decisions that will help officials lay down plans and improve services for all members of society.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan encouraged Sharjah's residents to cooperate with the census teams by giving them correct data and the information they need highlighting that personal data and information provided to census researchers will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with anyone or be published.
A study based on the census results will be carried out and everyone in the emirate will feel a positive impact on their lives as a result the Sharjah Ruler said. Al Qasimi also said that the census was launched to gather data with focus on six community elements including the elderly orphans widows divorced and abandoned women the disabled job seekers and the illiterate.
Regarding the elderly he said that Sharjah launched many initiatives to serve older people including a mobile dental clinic and provides physical therapy. The census will determine how many elderly people there are and what services they need.
The census will help identify the number of widowed divorced and abandoned women and determine their needs including the condition of their housing their income and their children's needs.
"I am here not speaking as a Ruler but as a father or a brother. Each woman is my sister mother or daughter and I urge them to tell us what they need. We are not seeking to create a problem but to find a solution" Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi said.
The counting phase of the Census began on Sunday December 6th and is the final phase of the Sharjah Census 2015. This follows the completion of the data gathering phase launched in October and concluding on 19th November. This phase will run for three weeks and includes gathering data directly from families and field auditing by observers and researchers to make sure the visits are conducted properly to ensure data obtained is accurate.
Held under the slogan "For a Better Tomorrow" the census will provide accurate and reliable statistical data to be used in serving the development economic and social sectors of the emirate. It is largest statistical operation ever launched in Sharjah covering every element of society including families individuals properties and structures. The census will provide comprehensive and accurate data about all establishments within the emirate of Sharjah and will also identify the economic activities of these establishments.