Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has urged women of the East African nation to stop using contraception as the country needs more people. According to CNN he is also reported to have said those advocating for birth control were foreign and had sinister motives.
“Those going for family planning are lazy … they are afraid they will not be able to feed their children. They do not want to work hard to feed a large family and that is why they opt for birth controls and end up with one or two children only.”
“You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control?” he asked. “This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania.”
I can’t help but agree with the President to some degree. As a women rights advocate, I do urge the Tanzanian women to listen to their honourable leader on this crucial matter. Africa needs more people, not depopulation.
Poverty in Africa was created by Africa’s enemies, and the same enemies use poverty as a reason to depopulate the continent. Any system or anyone who tells you to abort or not to have children is not your friend. Why should another human being who was NOT aborted, nor was contraception used to prevent their existence be the one to want to control a nation, or a continent on their existence?
Poverty or not, I am fed up with the west playing GOD to Africa. We do not need to be told when, why and how to depopulate our continent.
I wish the Tanzanian President would inspire the rest of African leaders to advise all women on the African continent to have a desire of having large families and minimise the use of contraception. I hope Africans will retain their birthrights and their God-given blessing to be fruitful and multiply and populate the African continent at the speed of lightning.
Our strength is in numbers. The more we are, the more powerful we become as a people.
I write from experience, I am a mother of 6 powerfully gifted melanin children, who make an impact wherever they go.
Yes, I know childbirth is traumatic. But women, especially black African women, are extremely enduring and strong and we are made to be mothers. That’s why our continent is called, Mama Africa. But unfortunately, feminism and extreme western influence is doing a lot of harm to the African woman, thus affecting our Mother Africa.
This story reminded me of a fascinating biblical story, where the Pharoah saw that the Israelites had become more in numbers, hence there was a threat of them becoming more powerful. The Israelite midwives were then instructed to kill all male babies. Like I said before, anyone or any system that tells you as a people to stop multiplying is your enemy.
I urge every Tanzanian woman who is married and of childbearing age to at least add one more baby to their household in honour of their President’s campaign. I believe something powerful will come from that generation. Tanzania, your President is right, your land does need more people. There is no such thing as overpopulation, it’s called being fruitful.