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Traditional leaders pledge to end early marriages

PRISCILLA MWILA, Mpika
SEVERAL headmen and the church in Mpika have pledged to work with chief Chikwanda in the fight against early marriages in the district.
Yowane village headman Davies Chomba said some headmen in the district have become corrupt and stopped reporting violations of children’s rights to relevant authorities.
He said in an interview that the headmen have allegedly been receiving briberies in the form of goats, cows and chickens “in exchange for their silence” on child marriages.READ MORE

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