Bishop says some problems are our own making


Bishop Alinafe Kalemba of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi has said some of the problems the country is facing are the making of the citizens and can be controlled through concerted effort.

The bishop told a congregation in South Lunzu in Blantyre that it is high time couples started thinking of family issues seriously as overpopulation is greatly impacting on the social economic services of families and the nation as a whole, a situation the government alone cannot redress.

The bishop observed that overpopulation puts pressure on many sectors and resources like health, education, security, transport, forestry and land, and requires concerted effort from individuals, families, traditional leaders, the faith community, civil society and the government.


“We cannot run away from the fact that overpopulation results in the scramble for land for farming or lodging scramble for medicine, alarming rates of deforestation, bad ratios for teachers and pupils, nursing or medical personnel/patients, police/citizens, among others,” said Bishop Kalemba.

He then reminded couples to regularly go for health education talks and medical counselling sessions where they would be getting proper information on family planning and healthy living which would benefit both the church and nation as healthy people are productive.

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