Zambia: Govt Acts On Child Marriages


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President Edgar Lungu has said that the Government has constituted an 11-ministry consortium to spearhead the campaign against child marriages in the country.

Mr Lungu said the ministries are that of Labour and SocialSECURITY, Youth, Sports and Child Development, Higher and General Education, Chiefs and Traditional Affairs as well as that of Health.

Others are the Local Government and Housing, Community Development and Social Welfare, Home Affairs, Justice and the Ministry of Gender.

“I am glad to mention that my Government has also developed a national strategy on ending child marriages which will be launched soon. This strategy is indeed one of Zambia’s commitments aimed at curbing the vice,” Mr Lungu said.

He said this when he officiated at the first African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriages in Africa held at the New Government Complex in Lusaka yesterday.

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201511270898.html


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