Zodiak Online on 27 July reported that, at a staggering 13 million, the population of Malawi continues to grow, according to population experts. The many children Malawians are having are hindering economic growth, according to Minister of Economic Planning and Development Atupele Muluzi.
He was speaking at an event to commemorate the 2012 World Population Day. This year’s theme is “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.” UNFPA was part of the commemorative event.
“Family planning is a basic human right and it remains meaningless, unless individuals and couples have access to contraceptives, information and services to enable them to exercise that right,” said Athanasie Nzokirishaka, the representative of the UNFPA to Malawi. Read in English: Zodiak Online