The UK controversial foreign aid policy has put on hold the need for the control of population increase in several developing countries. Many countries in developing countries funded by UK such as Rwanda and Uganda do not see any need to control the increase of population because UK claim that their foreign aid help all children to access to education.
We believe that family planning in developing countries should not be halted by foreign aid and that each nation should be the first responsible of the education of their children. Developing countries’ should understand that they should have children that they can educate, nourish and treat when they are ill.
The problem of overpopulation continues to affect the Democratic Republic of Congo where Rwanda is looking for new land to settle their Tutsi people. For the last 18 years Rwandan poor and landless people have been moving to neighbouring countries mainly Uganda for search of agriculture land or to find farming jobs. In addition to this, evidence shows that poverty and land scarcity problems partly caused the Rwandan genocide.
Museveni’s recent comments about the irrelevance of population control are the evidence of his ignorant about economic development issues. These comments should trigger changes in UK foreign aid policy.