Egypt's Senate recommends new population authority to curb overpopulation, realize 2030 vision



Tue, 05 Apr 2022 - 03:17 GMT


Tue, 05 Apr 2022 - 03:17 GMT

Overpopulation - Pixabay

Overpopulation - Pixabay

CAIRO – 5 April 2022: The Senate recommended on Tuesday that an independent organization be established to deal with the challenges facing Egypt on its way to Vision 2030 and sustainable development.

The organization shall be named the National Population and Family Authority, as decided by a joint committee from the Senate committees of Health and Population as well as Human Rights and Solidarity.

The joint committee’s report on population issues will be discussed in an April 10 session.

The report details five main reasons for establishing an independent population authority, which are:

1 – Eliminate the policy of “isolated islands” that has plague the National Population Council and the shared activities with other ministries.

2 – Allocate a part of the state’s general budget for the new authority, avoiding spending on multiple channels that may not succeed in controlling population growth.

3 – Determine the responsibilities and powers of the authority so clear indicators are set and is thus held accountable.

4 – All workers in the National Population Council and those in other ministries who work in the same field join the new authority under one umbrella to maximize the benefit from their performance and experience.

5 – Previous studies and statistics showed that the population growth was clearly reduced when the National Population Council was affiliated with the presidency, whereas the population significantly increased when the council became affiliated with the Ministry of Health. Hence, the Senate recommends that the new authority belong to the presidency to arrive at the desired results.






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