Parliament adopts Revised National Population Policy

source: BOPA
08 April, 2010

GABORONE – Parliament has adopted the Revised National Population Policy, which aims at improving the quality of life and standard of living in the country.

Its cardinal elements are low morbidity and mortality, managed urbanisation, population distribution and migration, improved housing and sanitation, increased access to services and resources, full employment, reduced poverty, diversified economy, sustained and more equality distributed growth.

Presenting the policy, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Mr Kenneth Matambo, said the revised goal entailed a holistic approach that addressed population concerns within the context of national development planning.

It also addresses national aspirations outlined in Vision 2016 and the countrys commitment to the implementation of the internationally agreed compacts and policy frameworks such as [continue reading]

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