—–Chief Chibale of the Lala people in Serenje has warned his subjects against early marriages ordered all children who were married to go back school
The chief issued the warning after receiving a report from Kamena Primary school head teacher, Lastone Chibuye, that about 16 girls at his school were married off this year alone.
Chief Chibale, who later rushed to the school over the week-end, addressed his subjects on the danger and repercussions that come out of early marriages.
The traditional ruler said it was natural that every human being would one day enter into marriage but should do so when the groom is still under age.
Chief Chibale wondered how Zambia will achieve the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on education if children could be entering into marriage below the age of 15.
His Royal highness encouraged teachers, politicians and individual families to work together as a team by discouraging early marriages and encouraging children to go to school if development was to be enhanced.
Chief Chibale was however, saddened to learn that there were only four teachers at the school who were teaching pupils from Grade One to Grade Seven and called on the District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) to quickly send more teachers at the institution.
And head teacher of the school, Lastone Chibuye, emphasized that he will not hesitate to report parents who have a tendency of marring off their children at tender age to relevant authority so that necessary action could be taken against the culprit.