Lungu gets child marriage brief

PRESIDENT Lungu yesterday met African Union commissioner for social affairs Amira El Fadil and bemoaned the negative impact of child marriage on children whose qualitative lives are curtailed before acquiring education that could help them realise their full poten-tial.

This is according to a statement issued by his special assistant for press and public relations Amos Chanda in Lusaka yesterday.
The President acknowledged that Zambia, like other African countries, is adversely affected by the negative repercussions of child mar-riage, and that if implications of the challenge are not addressed, they would undermine the development of Zambia when Ms El Fadil paid a courtesy call on him at State House.
During the meeting the President also presented the National Strategy, the National Plan of Action and other documents the country has been using in the campaign on ending child marriage.
Zambia’s Minister of Gender Victoria Kalima and permanent secretary Edwidge Mutale, who had earlier received Ms El Fadil at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, were also present.


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