Government concern at high population growth rate

February 20, 2012 • Family Planning, Daily Email Recap

The following story reports on Kenya’s efforts to reduce its 3% annual growth, one of the highest rates in the world.

Government concern at high population growth rate

Kenya’s ministry of health WILL spend U.S. $ 7 million dollars in the 2011/2012 financial year for the provision of family planning.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — The Kenyan government on Tuesday decried high population growth rate which it said is one of the key constraints in achieving the country economic blue print, Vision 2030.

Planning Minister Wycliffe Oparanya told journalists in Nairobi that the current growth rate of three percent needs to be reduced in order for the country to develop.

“The government will not put an emphasis on the number of children per family but we will encourage them to have the number that they can afford to take care of in terms of food, health care and education,” Oparanya said during the re launch of the national family campaign which has received support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), German Development Agency (DSW) and UN Population Agency (UNFPA).

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