Early marriages in Chief Snadambwe’s area worry govt

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Early marriages in  Chief Snadambwe’s area worry govt


Siavonga Oct 1/14 ZANIS——Siavonga District Commissioner (DC), Brave Mweetwa, has bemoaned high rates of early marriages in Chief Sinadambwe’s area.


Speaking when officially opened Bakulwiindi tradition ceremony of the Tonga speaking people in Chief Sinadambwe’s area Mr Mweetwa said early marriages deny the girl child of her childhood and disrupts her education.


He noted that the trend destroys the child’s health and increase the girl’s risk of being a victim of violence and abuse.


Mr Mweetwa called for an end to early marriages with immediate effect.


The DC also said government is constructing two health facilities, a dip tank, and classroom blocks at Kabuyu and Kawila Primary Schools.


He disclosed that construction of other classroom blocks is going on at Nashongo and Makkaba primary Schools.


Meanwhile, chief Sinadambwe, through his representative, Leonard Hachitapika, appealed for improved feeder roads and clean drinking water.


Bakulwiindi traditional ceremony is the time for Chief Sinadambwe’s subjects to remember their ancestors and provide an avenue for children to learn about their heritage.