Population council calls for drastic family planning measures

Population council calls for drastic family planning measures

Ghana's population keeps booming and soon could be one of the largest in West Africa. It is against this backdrop that the Ghana Population Council (GPC) is calling on government to implement new directives to reduce the number of children every couple must have.

Population council calls for drastic family planning measures

Population council calls for drastic family planning measures

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Head of the council, Leticia Adelaide Appiah is of the view that childbirth should be restricted to only three.

According to her, this development is to ensure that the quality of human resource in the country is well developed.

"The way forward is to have a population policy implemented, the growth rate should be reduced and we have to talk about the quality of life,” she revealed in an interview with Citi FM.

Should this advice be accepted, Ghana could follow China's child bearing directive which saw a couple entitled to only one child.

So far, Ghana’s total population at 28.21 million while a United Nations estimates it to be 28.73 million as of August 20, 2017.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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