Uganda, Tanzania populations to grow past 200m by 2100
Uganda and Tanzania’s populations could each surpass 200 million people by the end of this century while Kenya’s is forecast to grow to about 160 million people. According to the new World Population Prospects update for 2013, Uganda, whose current population is about 28 million, expects the highest population growth rate worldwide while Tanzania’s population of 45 million could increase almost fivefold to over 200 million, creating huge additional demand for resources such as food, power and water.
Population experts attribute Uganda’s rapid population increase to failure by the government to promote family planning. Kenya has tried to limit its population growth rate over the past two decades.
Hospital records show that the maximum number of children per family is three. But Kenya’s population is still predicted to grow by about 1 million per year or 3,000 people every day, over the next 40 years, to reach just under 100 million by 2050 and about 160 million by the end of the century.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at East African