- Mar 26, 2010
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/egypt-plans-to-limit-population-with-american-support-18403816Johannesburg – The Egyptian government is planning new population control policies that could be introduced as early as next year with the help of American funding.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli recently announced that starting in January the government will no longer provide welfare payments to families with more than two children, while simultaneously offering to provide economic incentives to one-child families.
“The government has decided not to give any kind of monetary subsidies to families with three children. We will target these families, and all should know that the runaway growth of population is a big threat to the economic development in this country,” Madbouli said on 22 November.
The US government will be supporting the measures in some part by giving money towards programmes that seek to increase contraceptive use in Egypt with a view to population control, Mecatornet reported on Thursday.