Kenya: High Population Growth Comprising Quality of Life

February 2, 2011 • Family Planning, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this article from The Standard.

The Government plans to re-introduce family planning to check quality of Kenya’s population, Wycliffe Oparanya, Planning Minister has said.

This rapid growth against a gross domestic product of 1.7 per cent per annum would inevitably exert a lot of pressure on the economy.

A population policy will also be reviewed to bring it into conformity with Vision 2030 and the new Constitution and in order to address the effects of high population growth rate. “Last year’s census indicated the population is growing at three per cent, a very high rate as compared with the current economic growth that is still at 3.2 per cent,” Oparanya said.

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