By Taonga Sesani

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has emphasized on the importance of statistics as being key for the attainment of sustainable development.

Chilima made the remarks to commemorate the African Day of Statistics which is celebrated on November 18, every year.

In light of this Chilima called on data users to utilize statistical information in policy formulation and governance.

African statistics gives people in Malawi and across the continent a chance to reflect on importance of statistics in national development.

According to Chilima this year’s event is a reminder to data users on the importance statistics in governance and social economical planning.

“I would like to encourage my fellow citizens to utilize statistical information in planning, policy formulation programming and governance,” he said.

The African’s statistics day was set aside as annual Advocacy tool aimed at raising awareness of the importance of statistics in the economic and social development of African.

This year the event is being celebrated under the theme “Modernising National statistical systems to provide data in statistics to support sustainable peace and development in Africa”.

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