National Council for Population and Development is a semi-autonomous government agency under the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. In the 1980s NCPD operated as a department but eventually evolved to be a semi-autonomous agency as the government found the need to reposition population issues for national department. There was need to address population as a stand-alone issue since it cuts across all sectors. If population is not managed it will negatively impact on sectors such as housing, social amenities, education and health services among others. The mandate of NCPD therefore is to develop population policies and coordinate all sectors implementing population programs.