BLANTYRE--Chief Lukwa of Kasungu has some advice for Malawians who think sex is for making many, many children.
"Sex can be for fun also," the Chief told a national population policy meeting in Lilongwe recently, making his contribution on how Malawi can arrest its galloping population, which today stands at 14 million.
Lukwa, quoted by the sensational Weekend Times, told the meeting that most villagers don’t understand why they shouldn’t have too many children.
"For them, sex is the only entertainment they have and this results in children because they don't have means to prevent this.
"People need civic education to realise that sex can be for fun and not making children."
Lukwa proposed at the meeting, which was to advocate for the implementation of population and development programmes, that Malawi should consider pushing the marriage age from 15 for women not to have "too many children because girls will be occupied with school and they will not marry early."
Malawian women are fertile and bear at least six children in their lifetime.
The high fertility rate has been blamed on low levels of education among women that result in teenage pregnancies.