The NBS was established in July 2010, under the new National Bureau of Statistics Act, 2010 and operates as a semi-autonomous government agency responsible for collecting, compiling, analyzing and publishing statistical information. The Bureau is also responsible for coordinating, monitoring and supervising the National Statistical System.
The NBS replaces the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) which was setup in 2005.
Monthly Accommodation Services Survey – (MASS)
The Bureau is proposing changes in the method used for compiling the monthly hotel bed and room occupancy statistics.