FINANCE and National Planning Minister Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane says Zambia’s population is currently estimated at 18.9 million, with 52 percent being below 18 years, making it one of the most youthful countries in the world. And Health Minister Sylvia Masebo says in order to improve citizens’ lives, population growth should match the national resources available to support people’s basic requirements. Speaking during the commemoration of the 2022 World Population Day, Tuesday, Dr Musokotwane, however, said there were several challenges which came with having an age structure like the one Zambia had. “Currently, Zambia’s population is estimated at 18.9 million people, with 45.2 percent comprising of children below the age of 15 years and 52 percent being below 18 years of…...

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