State embarks on campaign against early marriages

Campaign to End Early Marriages
GOVERNMENT has embarked on a campaign against early marriages specifically designed to promote girl education.

And Government has also started chiefdom development meant to promote and spearhead development through the promotion of strategic chiefdom development plans.
Minister of Defence Geoffrey Mwamba has said Government is also working at chiefdom profiling which is designed to awaken tourism potential in most chiefdoms and other natural resources.
“We are also doing village registration and the promotion and safeguarding of our traditions. Government will start building palaces in all the chiefdoms to promote the welfare of the traditional leaders,” Mr Mwamba said.
The minister was speaking here when he officiated at the Kwanga ceremony of Ng’ umbo people of Samfya District.
“This is a true testimony of the commitment of this Government to improving the living standards of the traditional leaders and the people, Mr Mwamba said.
Mr Mwamba said Government understands the challenges being faced by traditional leaders in the execution of their duties. He said Government is also aware of the cry for more secondary schools, good road networks, trade schools, employment opportunities, electricity, access to markets, clean water and farming inputs.
He said Government through the rural water supply and sanitation programmes has sunk more than 194 boreholes in Samfya district to enable people to access clean water and avoid preventable diseases.
Mr Mwamba said Government has earmarked Samfya district to benefit from the construction of the roads through improving of township roads to bituminous standards of more than 20.5km and opening up of feeder roads, street lighting and construction of a modern market and a bus station.
“Samfya district stands to benefit from the Link Zambia 8,000 through the construction of Samfya- Lubwe- Kasaba Luwingu road, this project will commence soon,” he said.
Mr Mwamba commended the Kwanga traditional ceremony organising committee for the well-organised ceremony.
He said in enhancing social services and promoting access to quality life, Government has embarked on the construction of schools and hospitals in the provinces and Samfya is one of the beneficiaries of these projects.
He said in addressing power shortages in the area, Government has procured 30 panels of solar equipment to be distributed in the rural parts of Samfya.
And earlier, Provincial Minister Benson Kapaya called on Zambians to invest in the province.