Philip Mpango Vice President of Tanzania called for a Global Partnership to address the existing Demographic Emergency
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- From the Office of Vice President, it was believed that the Vice President of Tanzania Mpango appealed in the 5th Budapest Demographic Summit, a symposium held in the The Hungarian capital of Budapest, where politicians and experts dialogue about demographic issues.
“We need, more than ever before, a global coalition for the well-being of the family,” he told the summit, calling on the world’s governments to make and implement policies, programs, and laws that guarantee the security and sustainability of the family.
“We also call upon international collaboration and solidarity to support Africa to contain the spillovers of its demographic challenges,” Mpango let out, putting…increasing migration, orchestrated by economic factors and conflicts has been one of the main variables with a bearing on population dynamics in Africa.
Mpango said Tanzania has been hosting over 400,000 refugees from neighboring countries, catering for their security and well-being. “This has put pressure on resources such as land, water, social services, and infrastructure, sometimes leading to tension and competition with the host communities.”
Mpango phoned for global aid to curb the refugee burden, improve national and regional security, and prevent terrorism.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent