CPLP institutes urged to follow up technological development
Luanda, Luanda – The national statistics institutes of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) last Saturday in Luanda concluded and recommended that member countries should follow up the technological development and take measures that aim at safeguarding the privacy of citizens. According to a communiqué read at closing ceremony of the 5th CPLP Statistical Conference and the meeting of chairpersons and general directors for statistics of the community, the member states ought also to preserve the competition among the economic agents and ensure the fidelity of data. It was also highlighted the importance of the project to reedit the publication entitled "Estatística da CPLP" (Statistics of the CPLP) and recognised the work that has been done in this ambit by the National Statistics Institute (INE) of Portugal in direct collaboration with the trainee appointed for this project by the INE of Mozambique, as well as the contribution that has been given by the member states in making available and confirming national data. The event came out with several other recommendations, including the need for member states to point out, in two weeks’ time, two focal points for the project, one of which has to be definitive.