Causes Of Poverty In Uganda

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POVERTY IN UGANDA Poverty is the deprivation of common necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, and safe drinking water, all of which determine our quality of life. Poverty has a variety of types which include; Absolute poverty This is the lack of resources necessary for well-being. For example, food, water, housing, sanitation and health care. Relative poverty This is the lack of material and economic resources compared with some other population. Human poverty index It includes deprivation of a long healthy life, deprivation of knowledge, deprivation of decent living standards Uganda has made enormous progress in reducing poverty, slashing the countrywide incidence from 56 percent of the population in 1992 to 24.5 percent in 2009. The reduction of poverty in urban areas has been especially marked. Poverty in Uganda is an important issue as an appreciable number of people in Uganda; specifically, rural people are below the poverty line. About 60% of the Ugandan people are poor and 30% are very poor. CAUSES OF POVERTY Over population This is defined as the situation of having large numbers of people with too few resources and too little space. Over population is caused by high number of birthrates in a country, for example most parents need boys in their families to be heirs, provide security among other. Poverty can also depend on the country`s mix of population density and agriculture for example Uganda has one of the highest population of 37.8 million

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