Nairobi, 12 November, 2019 / 9:12 am (ACI Africa).
As the widely publicized and “controversial “United Nations” Summit bringing together thousands of delegates from across the globe is set to kick off in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, voices of dissent faulting the meeting have increased, the argument of misplaced priorities and a wrong agenda characterizing criticisms leveled against the three-day conference.
Driven by the agenda to control population growth in Africa framed as “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) has been described as a ploy by some global entities to create the perception that Africans are poor and that curtailing population growth will improve things on the continent.
“Why do we think we have too many people? It is because we do not have many resources for them and why are there not enough resources for them? Because of the billions or trillions of dollars that have been stolen from the public and so they do not have access to basic life needs,” the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua Ngari probed Sunday, November 10 during the opening Mass of the Prolife and Family Friendly Side Events at CUEA grounds.
He added in reference to one of the themes guiding ICPD25, “This image of poverty and population being unsustainable is what is bringing in the agenda of family planning.”
Prof. Mbugua faulted corruption and bad governance in Africa as factors behind the wrong perception that Africa is poor.