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Early Marriages Worry Senior Chief Kalindawalo

Senior Chief Kalindawalo of the Nsenga people in Petauke said it is shameful that Zambia is among the 20 leading countries with high early child marriages in the world.

Chief Kalindawalo said a lot still needs to be done to stop early marriages.

“It is very shameful for a country like Zambia to be among the 20 leading countries that have a high prevalence of early marriages.Where have we gone wrong?” he asked.

Chief Kalindawalo said this in a speech read for him by chief Mumbi at the end of a one day stakeholders consultative meeting on early child marriages organized by Plan Zambia in Chipata.

He said there was need for both government and traditional leaders to create an enabling environment which could assist the girl child to learn and remove illiteracy in them through education.

Earlier Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo who was represented by Chadiza District Commissioner George Phiri said Zambia had a high rate of early child marriages.

“Zambia is among the top twenty countries with the highest prevalence rate of child marriage in the world. The 2013-2014 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey found that child marriage was more common among girls than boys: 17% of girls aged 15-19 are married compared to only 1% of boys of the same age group. The practice disproportionally affects, and has affected Zambian females, as 42% of women aged 20-49 report having married before age 18, compared to 4.2% of men,” Kasolo said.

 

7 Comments

  1. NDA CHAIR PERSON

    SENSTIZE EVEN SCHOOL GOERS IN BOARDING SCHOOLS IF THEY FAIL TO CARE FORTHEMSELVES LET THEM GO TO FAMILY PLANING ITS NOT PROMOTING SEX NO BT TO REDUCE THE DEATH RATE INTHE COUNTRY.

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    Sex when converted to binary language,which is I.P address class c 01011010,128 708 5,,,,,means sex is done co-exit copulation of genatalians.

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  4. Vincent

    Some Of These Things Happens Because Of Financial Problems. Some Parents Are In The Status Of Which They can’t Even Take Their Children To School Which May Hold Them Until They Are Capable To Get Married, Now What Next For A Girl Who Is Not A School GoeR:-(.

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  5. Rb

    What a los

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  6. THE DON

    This matter needs to be looked forward cause young generation will fade and what teaching or regulations are the young generation going to tell the coming generation the end is near

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  7. William simwaka

    These are the issues that more attention than talking. Let the people that are parliaments table such matters than only giving motions that have no concrete solutions. We want our mps to more competitive ideas that will help people that are outside the parliament -2–let parliament make something that we help people understand the value of a girl child .

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