Early marriages still a challenge – Chief Madzimawe

Campaign to End Early Marriages
Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni speaking people in Chipata District of Eastern Province Chief has observed the fight against early marriages still remains a challenge in the country despite the many efforts being made to end the vice.

Chief Madzimawe who recently came back in the country from New-York City where he had been attending the Annual Commission on the State of Women (CSW) which falls under the United Nations calendar says more has to be done in terms of sensitization if the fight to end early marriages is to be won.

And Chief Madzimawe who is also former House of Chiefs Chairperson has told Qfm news that from his experience in New York he observed that Zambia was the only country amongst the African states that had on its delegation a Traditional Leader.

Chief Madzimawe says his being part of the Zambian delegation has made the country to score number one in the aspect of engaging traditional leaders in issues that are of national concern adding that the people of Zambia are also lucky to have a government that realizes the important role that traditional leaders play.

He has further noted that it is also gratifying that the world has now learnt that it is not only politicians or the government in Zambia that are involved in the fight to end early marriages but that the fight also involves traditional leaders.