Malawi government has been advised to introduce a policy of limiting number of children per family so that the population should stop increasing rapidly as it is the case now.
This comes at a time when recent studies have shown that if Malawi will not take care then its population might double by the year 2030.
Nsanje West constituency Member of Parliament Chidanti Malunga has said government should put in place a policy that each family should have a maximum of two children which can help in avoiding problems that might come if the current population doubles.
“Let’s limit number of children in the family, two children can be fine. I know that if we say one child per family most Malawians will not accept that,” Malawi24 quoted Malunga speaking on taxpayer funded broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
Malunga who is chairperson for the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture added that limiting the number of wives that a man marries to one wife per man can also help the country prevent woes that come due to overpopulation in a country.
However, such a policy will not be very easy to formulate and enforce since it might bring some misunderstandings among Malawians as some customs and religions highly regard having so many wives and children as important things.
Presently Malawi which is ranked as the poorest country in the world has a population of between 17 and 22 million and if it doubles then it might be between 34 and 44 million.