Rwanda: Family Planning Crusade Taken to the Villages

January 29, 2010 • Rwanda, News

Local leaders at grass-roots level – Umudugudu, are championing the family planning drive given the threats posed by the country’s fast growing population.

After a four-hour community work (Umuganda) early Saturday, residents of Intwari Village in Kimironko Sector assembled for a meeting in which the country’s fast growing population, apart from other matters, took centre stage.

The gathering of over 70 residents, young and old, male and female, then keenly listened as Dr. Ezéchias Rwabuhihi, an area resident, who is also a former Health Minister and legislator expounded on the threats posed by a large family and, consequently a large population to a small comparatively poor economy.

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