President Lungu has strongly warned parents against marrying off their school going girl children before completing school.
Speaking at Katungulu Primary School grounds in Kawambwa District of Luapula Province, President Lungu said marrying off young girls before completing School is digging a poverty grave for them.
He advised mothers to withstand their husbands when they decide to agree to marrying off their daughters when they should be in school.
The Head of State said Zambia needs educated women to drive the developmental agenda of the country.
Mr. Lungu promised that when in Lusaka, he will look at the legal provisions to see whether they were adequate for the protection of the girl child.
He added that Government will undertake to make further provisions of the law if the current laws are not adequate to protect the gild children.
Mr. Lungu also implored teachers to educate school going children on the important of resisting early marriages and concentrating on school for better economic opportunities in adult life.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has pledged to resolve all Party differences during his three days visit to Luapula Province
Mr. Lungu said it is important for the Party to work as a united front in the province.
He said the differences that has characterized the party due to those who stood as independents but have since been forgiven must be resolved while he is still in the region.
The President added that he will make sure that he attends to all the party issues because he is not only the President of Zambia but also the Patriotic Front which is the ruling Party.
Mr. Lungu maintained that Luapula is the strong hold of the Patriotic Front and should remain strong.
The Head of State has since left for Kawambwa where he is expected to inspect the Chishinga livestock breeding Centre, ZAFFICO plantation and the Kawambwa Tea Estate which is being revived.