The day is memorialized annually in order to increase
awareness about the important role that statistics play in all aspects of
social and economic development on our continent. This awareness provides an
opportunity to advocate for systematic and increased use of statistics for
evidence-based decision making, with a view to enhance the relevance of
statistics and mainstream statistics into national development plans.
These regular festivities strengthens the
awareness and trust of the public in official statistics. It serves as an
advocacy tool to further support the work of statisticians across different
settings, cultures, and domains. says the Acting Statistician-General Mr.Sikongo Haihambo..