Solve housing with family planning
THE thinking person will agree with the words in your latest editorial when you said, “with an ever-growing population and ongoing urbanisation and densification it is unlikely the government will ever reach the end of a goal to provide housing to every citizen of this country. . .”
And that’s not all they will be unable to provide.
The government and its many offshoots should read the booklet The Origin and Evolution of African Culture by L Rau and M Kangombe. In it the authors close with the following words: “If the poor countries ever hope to succeed economically, they will have to adopt ‘emergency action’ now, in the form of measures to cut their population growth to zero.”
Yet we hear and see little in this country concerning family planning. For instance, not a word is spoken about it on the TV news bulletins that I have seen. I AM deeply concerned for the welfare of the people who are using an old industrial fridge as a home at the top end of Alfred Road near the Station Hill shortcut and Pick n Pay storage facility.
Sometimes I see as many as three people living here. They have been here since December last year and have no toilet facilities, never mind a decent shelter. It’s cold, and winter is coming fast. C’mon people, they are humans, can we please help them? I’m concerned for their welfare.