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Sinazongwe civic leader bemoans early marriages and school dropouts

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Some girls coming from antenatal Clinic in Sinazeze

A civic leader in Sinazongwe District has bemoaned the high level of early marriages and school dropouts in Nkanddabwe ward in Sinazeze area.

Nkanddabwe ward Councilor Patson Mangunje told ZANIS in an interview today that despite educating parents on the importance of advising their children to concentrate on education, the problem of early marriages has continued.
[pullquote]“We are slowly losing our culture and the idea of human rights has contributed to the abandoning of our cultural norms. Now a child can even take parents to the police for being beaten,” Mr Mangunje said.[/pullquote]
He said the district was lagging behind in education as a result of having many girls and boys dropping out of School.

The Civic leader also noted that boys were dropping out of school to seek employment at the Chinese Collum Coal mine were most young men were being employed.

He further said that most girls in the area were fond of going out of their homes to look for men at a tender age and their parents have failed to control them leaving the situation to look normal.

“We are slowly losing our culture and the idea of human rights has contributed to the abandoning of our cultural norms. Now a child can even take parents to the police for being beaten,” Mr Mangunje said.

An on the spot check by ZANIS in Chamukwapulo in Nkanddabwe area revealed that most girls had children while many others were married at a tender age.

[ ZANIS ]

2 COMMENTS

  1. I once was pressured by two different girls.They’d throw themselves at me,try to bribe me and i’m glad i didn’t give in as i was only 21.We’d be living a life of penury now.
    Any girl thats ambitious,educated,wants better life and her single greatest goal is not just marriage is better for zambia and everybody else.(they tend to be cleaner too)Society around her plays a bigger role in that outcome than the gov’t.

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