“We are handing the contraceptives to the ministry of health which will contribute towards achieving aspirations of Vision 2030,” [Minister for Planning Wycliffe Oparanya] said on receiving 5000 contraceptives….
[Oparanya] said that Kenya and China are cooperating in many fields of socio-economic development and that both countries are aware of the challenges of population and development.
“While China is grappling with a large and aging population, Kenya is struggling with a youth and rapidly growing population,” he said.
… [T]he government has set a target of having 52% of all women of reproductive age on contraceptives by the year 2015.
She said that current figure stands at 46% and is one of the factors behind Kenya’s high population growth.
… Catholic bishops of Kenya have strongly opposed [the] global initiative… [and] have reminded the Government of Kenya that many countries, which took such decisions, are now regretting with declining populations and nobody to consume or enjoy the much hyped development.
~ All Africa, August 2
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