FINANCE and Planning Minister Dr Phillip Mpango has urged the general public not to worry about the prospect of a population bomb as the government had intensified actions to control the scenario and that the existing resources are sufficient.
In his written response to Special Seats MP Suzan Lyimo (Chadema) Dr Mpango said the country's land size is 947,303km-square an equivalent to 65 people on every kilometre square of land as of 2020.
Dr Mpango explained that population growth had been an advantageous factor to developing countries whose technological innovations were in their infancy.
The five-year development strategy, according to the minister, has adopted other programmes that target to improve the country's economy to meet the pace of a population explosion.
He said that the country was surrounded by water bodies and had countless natural resources, and so population growth had not reached the point where it could be perceived as a crisis.