close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

65 per cent Egyptian families have nine children: Minister

About 62 per cent of Egyptian mothers are illiterate.



Cairo: About 65 per cent of Egyptian families have nine children, which can hinder the nation`s development, a minister said here.

"The population increase rate has reached 2.5 per cent, which requires raising the economic growth rate three times in no less than ten years, which is not happening for the time being," Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said on Sunday.

The minister added that about 62 per cent of Egyptian mothers are illiterate.

Egypt`s population has exceeded 100 million, including 93.4 million citizens in addition to at least 8 million expatriates, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics.

According to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, terrorism and growing population are the largest challenges that Egypt is currently facing. 

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi