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High population growth rate was the major factor behind the failure by the economic gains ?

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by nngu007, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Wednesday, 30 March 2011 22:42

    The Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that while the economy grows at the rate of 6 per cent, the human population growth is at an average of 3 per cent.

    Addressing economic researchers at the Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) annual workshop, Mr Pinda noted that according to the 2007 Household Budget Survey, the food poverty line has declined decimally by 2.1 per cent from 35.7 in 2001 to 33.6 per cent.

    “In 2009, national income was Sh28.212 billion while the population was 40.7 million, meaning average income of each Tanzanian was an average of Sh693,185 compared to Sh628,259 in 2008, this is a very small increment of about 10.3 percent,” the Premier noted. He urged the researchers to assist the government by coming up with alternative policies, which would help to address the situation.

    “We need to have national income increasing parallel with individuals’ income, the researches should also suggest which policies we should use to achieve this,” he said.

    Mr Pinda cited an example of the agriculture sector, which has employed many people while its growth is at a very minimal pace of about 4.5 per cent a year. For his part, the Netherlands ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Ad Koekkoek, said this year’s theme – ‘Productivity, Employment and Social-economic Security’ makes the constituent items of growth and development clearer and more distinct.

    “To achieve the per capita income you need productivity increases…in order to achieve equity, to fight poverty, you need to reach as many people as possible,” Dr Koekkoek said.

    “If productivity increases in agriculture, people will move and seek job elsewhere,” he argued. He added that intensive growth was needed in order to increase employment and in the case of Tanzania, it means growth in the agricultural sector, tourism and labour intensive industries.
  2. Abdulhalim

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    Kwene hiyo figure wamezingatia kushuka kwa thamani kwa Tsh?
  3. Lole Gwakisa

    Lole Gwakisa JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania !!!
    Wake up this is the 21st century and we are singing whatever the donors lay on our plate!!
    That economic stagnation is a result of high population growth is one of the usual stupid reasons propagated by donors for lack of better strategies of development.
    Our suit cladded technocrats lack creativity in strategic thinking when it comes to economic planning.The idle human resource which is in abundance in the country has never been tapped!!!
    Ever thought of buliding a road or dams using the idle youths roaming the streets?
    The Indians have done i, the Chinese have done it, why not Tanzania.
    Donor funding inclination and thinking has corrupted our shangingi driven and suit cladded technocrats, they are allergic to think in simple terms.
    Come the next 100 yeras and we will still be blaming our kids for lack of development-kids that we brought forth ourselves!!!!