A strategy for urbanisation in the lower shire subregion, malawi
Malawi, like several developing countries is faced with the problem cf having a few major towns to which many people flock from allover the countryside in search of employment. Most of the migrants to towns are from the productive age group so that the countryside is all the time losing resourceful manpower which is needed for its own development. This wholesale drain of manpower is normally more than what the towns can accommodate in terms of employment and social services. The result is, that the towns turn into 'hot-spots' of 'do or die' due to high level of unemployment, strain on social services and consequential social problems. In other words towns suffer from an imbalance of population, jobs and services.