The Namibia Statistics Agency received over 101 thousand applications for various field staff positions. This is during the 2023 Population and Housing Census slated for September. Additionally, 10 485 applications were received for office-based positions. According to Statistician General and Chief Executive Officer of the NSA, they however only require about 13 000 suitably qualified persons to be employed on a temporary basis. Alex Shimuafeni says the recruitment of the enumerators who will be trained in September will be finalised in due course, after which the NSA will inform those who are successful .