ADDIA ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
The Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) on Wednesday said
that close to 180,000 tablets have purchased from Chinese technology giants,
Huawei and Lenovo, to conduct Ethiopia’s Fourth National Housing and Population
revealed on Wednesday that the products had been tested and approved by the
African country will, for the first time, apply a modern population and housing
census procedure, which includes the use of mobile tablets for data collection.
Ethiopian Public Procurement and Property Disposal Services international bid on
behalf of the Central Statistics Agency, the two Chinese companies have agreed
to provide the mobile tablets that will be applied for the registration process.
Biratu Yigezu, Director General of CSA, the products were purchased as part of
the 3.5 billion Ethiopian Birr (128 million U.S. dollars) total budget that was
secured for the census.
companies have provided 90,000 mobile tablets each as per the agreement.
experts at the CSA, the use of mobile tablet technologies during the data
collection procedure will ease the census process by establishing effective data
registration system so as to avoid duplication and double counting.