Uganda’s Population Outpaces Economic Growth

October 20, 2008 • News

Experts say Uganda’s growing population will lead to poverty, given the high rate of unemployment and costly demands for improved health, education and sanitation. Voice of America English to Africa Service reporter Peterson Ssendi in Kampala files this report on the population crisis.

According to the Parliamentarians’ Forum, Uganda’s population is expected to double in the next 21 years to over 50 million residents. Experts offer a variety of reasons. a typical Ugandan wife delivers seven children on average and Uganda adds over two million people each year to the population.

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