The recurring problem of mudslides in Bududa and the Uganda government’s role
In some remarkable comments reported in the New Vision, M7 mentions among other things "Museveni has cautioned that the population issue in Africa should be put in its proper context and discussed without exaggeration or panic." (Full article at http://www.newvision.co.ug/section/53-1-National.html) at least claims his government is going to spend up to $25m in the next fove years on family planning. That is noteworthy.
I am quite sure, though this will not help much, because he believes the real problem is "spacing" the kids. So a woman can have the 7 or 10 kids as long as tey are spaced. That would NOT help in Bududa where land is already a critical problem & elsewhere in the long term.
"Speaking at an international family planning summit in the UK Wednesday, Museveni said that population growth isn't the problem but, according to him, underdevelopment and lack of social-economic transformation as well as child spacing which would ensure the health of babies and mothers."
Actually, it's because of improving health conditions, that less babies are dying in comparison to the past & so contributing to the disastrous 3.5% population growth rate.
How many countries elsewhere, developed or developing can one name that have such high population growth rate? NONE!. Even in the so called tigers, people with common sense realized that you can have a much higher standard of living with 2, 3 kids.
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