“Uganda at 33 million: time to act” was the theme for Uganda’s national celebrations of World Population Day (11th July) 2011. The most immediate question that comes to my mind is: act in what way? It seems to me that this theme is located within the debates of population growth in relation to development.
I think that those who coined the theme, perhaps the Population Secretariat, are inviting us to be alarmed by Uganda’s population growth rate. Should we be alarmed? Well, according