By Mr. Andrew Ssegawa

NUICTS Department

 

The study examines the current state, access, accuracy and utilisation of population information. The problem was that many people are born; they die uncounted for; enabling the presentation of false demographic estimates and deliberate manipulations and falsifications of population statistics.  The main objective of the study was to develop a model for Population Registration and National Identification System (PRNIS), in which the demographic changes such as birth, marriage, migration, death and some socio-economic characteristics of population are continuously recorded.  The data gathered from all the sources such as interviews, observation and secondary sources, provided an insight to pave way for system modelling. The study concludes that creating a model which can be used for developing a system for continuous registration of events enables ascertainment of accurate statistics for the population also provides legal proof of identity of citizens and creates a repository for vital statistic. The study recommends that the system would provide a mechanism to manage and coordinate the population information which provides accurate statistics in order to eliminate wrong statistical estimations. The study concludes that if the system is established, it becomes the unique reference source for identity information which can be used to create other registers such CRVS, Activity register, Business register, Real estates register also provide an alternative for decennial census.