The Egyptian Cabinet announced the revision of the final vision of the national strategy to control population growth (2021-2023).
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly indicated during today’s meeting that the meeting is looking to reach the final vision of the national strategy to deal with this file, the mechanisms for its implementation, and the costs related to its provisions, in preparation for presenting them to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Madbouly affirmed that all the efforts made in this context aim to deal with the most important challenges facing development, namely the population increase that negatively affects development returns and the quality of life of citizens.
The strategy relies on controlling population growth in order to improve the quality of life of the Egyptian citizen, by reducing the fertility rate to reach (2.4) children per woman by the year (2030) while improving the demographic characteristics.
It includes empowering women in the age group from 18 to 45 years to work, earn a livelihood and financial independence, work to reduce the unmet need for women from family planning methods and make them available free of charge to all, in addition to raising the Egyptian citizen’s awareness of the basic concepts of the demographic issue and the social and economic effects of population increase.
Source: The Seventh Day