02 March 2017 – Directorate General of Statistics under Minister of Finance was holding one day workshop of 2015 Census Fo Fila Fali results booklets to 442 sucos/villages at Dili Convention Centre or Ex Mercado Lama. The booklet was introducing to users simple indicators that compared development during 5 years after the 2010 census and 2015 census, this will prove to us how much changes during 5 years, list of indicators such as Education, Health, Sanitation and so forth, we presenting it by viewing through maps to the national authorities and also sucos leaders in order to quick understand and use it in their programme plan.
Workshop of 2015 Census Fo Fila Fali was leading by Vice Minister of Finance, H. E. Helder Lopes and the Key speakers by Minister of Finance, H. E. Santina Viegas Cardoso, Vice Minister of State Administration on behalf of Minister of State Administration, H. E. Tomás do Rosário Cabral, Minister of Planning and Investment Strategy, H. E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão and the Ceremony of the workshop was officially opened by Minister of State Administrative and also acting as Prime Minister RDTL, H. E. Deonisio Babo Soares. The workshop was attended, by Minister of Solidarity and Social, H. E. Isabel Guterres, Minister of Public Works, Transport and communication, H. E. Gastão de Sousa,…other line ministries, Administrators of Municipalities, Post Administrators as well as Head of Sucos/village, there is also representatives of Parliament National, Diplomatic Corps, UN Agencies, International Agencies, representatives of Church, representative of NGO’s and Civil Societies.
Vice Minister of Finance, H. E. Helder Lopes by welcoming and extended morning greeting to Acting Prime Minister RDTL, Line Ministries, Administrators of Municipalities, Post Administrators, Sucos Chiefs, representatives of Parliament National, Diplomatic Corps, UN Agencies, International Agencies, representatives of Church, representative of NGO’s and Civil Societies that been mark your Participations in this event. The ceremony of Census Fo Fila Fali while plan a project we have to linking with government’s policy “government since before and now have same commitments to implement evidence based policy therefore we conducted 2015 census”. He by added that, when we say about the data that we have collected via 2015 census population and housing in Timor-Leste project, there are two fundamental objectives, firstly; to provide more information to government and all entities that established program policy so that they can obtained sufficient information in order to do their program that will respond to the needs of people. Secondly; through this launching event we can disseminate back booklet with information that we collected from every households or every individual during the census time, once population have the data that they got from Statistics with the all policy makers can together to develop this nation.
Minister of Finance, H. E. Santina Viegas Cardoso by deliver her speech saying that Since the restoration of independence in 2002, we have conducted national census for three times now, first was conducted in 2004, second was conducted in 2010 and the third was conducted 2015. Census as an exercise collecting and compiling important data in Timor-Leste because exercise of collecting data from all Timorese citizenship about their wellbeing and development. Mrs. Cardoso also published that during census 2015 the total 5000 staffs were deployed and went to every household to knocking doors of the population. Census 2015 also indicates that now population in Timor-Leste reach 1,183,643, when comparing with the population in 2010 census total about 1,066,406. Mrs. Cardoso appeals to the 12 Municipalities and one of Special Administrative Region to utilize the report of 2015 Census Fo Fila Fali in order to help them to improve in their developing in their respective municipalities and region.
Acting Prime Minister RDTL, H. E. Deonisio Babo Soares said that I am honor to be here on behalf of Prime Minister to thank to all entities that been provide help and supports to this process star from the Minister Planning Investment Strategy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of State Administration and other line ministries, UN Agencies, International Agencies, NGO’s and also other institution that I did not mentioned one by one here, Here I also would like to thank to Technical Support from UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women for their brilliant support. He acknowledge that with the report about the Sucos together with the work exercise of Census Fo Fila Fali helping us of gaining knowledge as an instrument is good for all of us and bring it to modified things that need to modified and develop potential areas in order to come in better development. He finally reiterates that, I am expecting that you all can better utilize this an instrument and bringing and serve by your dedication and good will to population of Timor-Leste as a Timorese biggest golden in this nation…Our Census 2015 write and display about our life for today…come us together bring and decide about things that we want for tomorrow and especially our children’s future.
Today we all here, in this one day workshop in order to know better dissemination of 2015 Sensus Fo Fila Fali booklets which was prepared and presented by Directorate General of Statistics to all us as policy maker and also to every entities that frequently dealing with information data to establish our program and plan. We have the obligation to use the data as part of developing our strategic plan of the Municipalities, Post Administrative and Sucos in our respective town. Said Xanana Gusmão, Minister of Planning and Investment Strategy.
A moment of launching Sensus Fo Fila Fali or census returning back results, I am considering it is really important as us a politics, government entities, local and community leaders. Why I said like this, because Sensus Fo Fila Fali results as a gift and very valuable and its more valuable than gold. As we have hear from Ministry of Finance and vice ministry have clearly stated that this mentioned report will help us covering planning strategy for municipalities, and with this based we can improve again planning strategy that we have had endorsed in 2015. And its strategy plan can be comes better with the data of Sensus Fo Fila Fali results, in which will returning back to all 442 sucos and 2225 aldeias. This a good opportunity to local authorities for them develop and also will be more active in the future. Said Tomás do Rosário Cabral, Vice Minister of State Administration on behalf of Minister of State Administration.