Former First Lady, Madam Callista Mutharika who is also Special Advisor to President Peter Mutharika on Safe Motherhood and HIV and Aids, has appealed to the youthful women in the country to consider family planning to manage population growth in the country in order to contribute positively in the development of the country.
Speaking during the commemoration of World Women’s day, Callista Mutharika said time of producing many babies is over.
Mutharika said a health woman contribute positively towards development of any country.
“I have only two children and these are boys only, I could have chosen to have another baby so that may be she could be a girl, but I said no two boys were enough this has been the case up to now.” said the former first lady.
She said family planning will help manage population boom to lessen pressure against country’s economy.
“We have been hearing that there is shortage of drugs in hospitals, shortage of beds, shortage of food this is because of over population, since our resources remains the same, our but the population is so huge, we are exerting pressure on the resources,” she said.
After delivering her lecture to the attentive women, Callista Mutharika gave out different items to women in the martenity and children’s ward.
The items included baby nappies, shawels, soap, baby lotions, just to mention afew.
In his remarks Miitundu Hospital In-charge, Dr Emmanuel Nyerewa, commended Madam Mutharika for visiting the hospital and donating the items.
“As you know these patients come from very far they lack basic needs like soap so I thank Madam Mutharika for coming and visit us,” said Munyeriwa.
During the visit, Mutharika was accompanied by members of Dignity Adolescent Club(DAC) an organisation which is based in Mitundu. And is being sponsored by Callista Mutharika herself.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :