Statistics Botswana targets timely release of data

Khumalo (middle) addressing memebers of the media.Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse
Khumalo (middle) addressing memebers of the media.Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse

Statistics Botswana says it will speed up the time taken to issue statistical data. For instance, the crime statistics report that was released this year is for 2011 while the tourism and the agricultural latest reports were for 2013.

The principal statistician for national accounts and prices, Ketso Makhumalo described the collection and processing of data into statistical information as a mammoth task.

“We collect data from various sources and some sources usually take long to provide us with data,” she said yesterday when announcing the August Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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