The CountrySTAT Tanzania national secretariat
convened a five –day’s meeting 19 August,2013 in Morogoro recently to step up duties of the
Reporting at the meeting, the Country STAT national Coordinator
Mr. Basike Mteleka said that the meeting went on well by accomplishing all
planned duties. The salient achievements of the meeting include the following:-
- Uploaded key indicators to CountrySTAT Tanzania
- Discussed and adopted Secretariat report of the
meeting of Regional Technical Working group (RTWG) on RegionSTAT and
implementation started by sending the indicators to experts (TWG) so that data
collection can begin as per the priority list of RegionSTAT.
- Uploaded statistical abstract tables to
CountrySTAT Tanzania website.
- Evaluation report was discussed and actions were
taken to some of the indicators
When asked on the challenges faced Mr. Mteleka said that
during the week, some of the tables could not be uploaded due to
system failure. Another issue experienced was related to anomalies on
some of the data uploaded due to decimal
default, since number of people or animals appeared with decimals which is not a
common phenomenon. This kind of anomaly was liable to confuse data users.
Regarding solutions to the problems, Mr. Mteleka said that,
there is nothing the dedicated IT specialist of countrySTAT Tanzania can do to
rectify the recorded system problems. As such the problems have been reported
to be dealt with by the FAO IT specialist who to a larger extent manages the
system. He said that the sooner the system problems are worked out it will help
the team to upload tables to CountrySTAT Tanzania website without any problem.
In an effort to increase visibility and use of
CountrySTAT Tanzania, Mr. Mteleka expressed commitment to organize seminars to
ensure that stakeholders are made aware and encouraged to make use of the data
available in the website.
of the Secretariat, CountrySTAT Tanzania: from left are Faraja Komba, Richard
Kasuga, Basike Mteleka,
and Malemi Nyanda