Friday, July 15, 2011

Is population growth the real problem for Uganda?

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“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

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