Govt warns parents over early marriages
Mongu, July 15, 2013, ZANIS……Government has called on parents to
refrain from sending their children into early marriages for short
Education deputy minister Patrick Ngoma says parents should instead invest in their children through education.
Mr Ngoma said this when he officiated at the handover of Lutende Primary School in Mongu district to the Ministry of Education.
The school was built at a cost of over K630 million by Zambia Works, a non-governmental
Organisation found in western province with financial support from Hands of Hope.
Mr. Ngoma stated that the construction of the school could not have come at a
better time than now when government is committed to supporting infrastructure
development in schools aimed at ensuring that Zambia attains one of
the millennium development goals (MDGs) by 2015, when all children of
school going age are expected to be enrolled in school.
He said government alone cannot attain the education for all goal or
the millennium development goals without the involvement and support
of various partners.
Mr.Ngoma said statistics show that in 2012, 21.2 per cent of all temporary
classrooms in Zambia were found in western Province alone, with the rest
shared among the other nine provinces.
He added that 59.0 per cent of all classrooms in western province are built
out of temporary material, and that out of a total of 3, 778 staff houses
2, 302 are temporary, representing 60.9 per cent.
And in a speech read for him by Zambia Works Financial Controller
Charles Mubanga, Managing Director, Wiggan Kanchela commended
government for the great works it is doing in the education sector.
Mr Kanchela said the unprecedented infrastructural development has made
it easy for the private sector to participate in developing the country supported good policies being implemented by the PF government.