- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 16:23
to figures contained in the latest Malawi Demographic and Health Survey released last week.
The Nyasa Times reports that the country's population is growing at a rate of 3.32 percent per annum while Gross Domestic Product growth late is at 2.9 percent as of last year. When population growth rate is higher than GDP growth rate, argues development economists, it means GDP per capita, which is a measure of the total output of a country, diminishes considerably. Authorities are being urged to put in place measures to curb the population growth with the fear that the nation will be passing on poverty to the next generation instead on passion on wealth.