I thank the new Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam for his New Year homily delivered at Rubaga Cathedral. His Grace disputed the notion that it is population growth that brings about poverty and asked Ugandans to fight poverty without
The West is primarily responsible for environmental destruction which undermines our development efforts. Only one-fifth of the worldâ€™s population consumes 60% of its energy and 70% of its electricity. Commercial energy consumption per inhabitant in the industrialised countries amounts to more than ten times that of the developing countries.
In the developed countries water consumption is 140 litres per day compared to 10 litres in the developing countries. This social-economic inequality is the root cause of our poverty, and not population growth.
Do not blame poverty on big population