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NKOMBO DETESTS EARLY MARRIAGES



Local Government and Rural Development Minister Garry Nkombo, has warned parents against marrying off young girls.

Speaking at the 2024 International Women’s Day commemorations in Mazabuka yesterday, Nkombo emphasized the need for parents to prioritize their girl child’s education and protect them from harmful social norms.

He added that the Zambian law clearly prohibits early marriages further warning those found wanting of punishment.

Nkombo noted that this year’s theme underscores the importance of investing in girls’ education.

Meanwhile, Tuzunde Club Chairperson, Hope Mwiinde, urged women to empower themselves and not rely solely on government support.

She encouraged women to prioritize their children’s education and actively contribute to the community’s development.