LILONGWE--Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Khwauli Msiska, has asked stakeholders at the Consultative Meeting on the Draft National Population Policy to engage more with a view of benefitting the economic status of all Malawians.
"This is why we have the academia, the church, traditional leaders, non-government organisations and others to earnestly discuss this important document before tabling at parliament," he said Wednesday.
Isaac Dambula from the ministry said proposed areas for discussion should include education with emphasis on girls; family planning; environment and climate change; and youth and employment among others.
Principle Secretary Ted Sitima added government is stepping up efforts to economic strategy, including engaging the MGDS, MDGs and various other policies in various sectors.
"Key population valuables," he added, "include fertility, mortality and migration that affect development."
UNFPA's Gift Malunga applauded the policy review.
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