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  • Zambian President Blames Poverty Level for Child Marriages

    President Edgar Lungu of Zamibia has blamed the increasing rate of child marriages to the poverty level and practices of leaders in the rural areas.

    President Lungu made this disclosure during an interaction with some Traditional Chiefs at the State House.

    "The challenge we still have is poverty levels especially in rural areas, some traditional leaders still tend to think that marrying off

    girls early will bring money in the family but they are forgetting that they are actually denying them chances of bettering their lives

    after withdrawing them from school," the President stated.

    In their reaction the Traditional Chiefs  urged President Lungu to Lobby the African Union to initiate policies that would bring an end toEarly Child Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

    The four chiefs led by Chief Chamuka VI , include Chief Chikwanda, Chief Madzimawe and Chieftainess Muweza  ahev been to and recently Malawi and Nigeria on consultative and dialogue meetings.

    " We recommend that the President who is also the African Union (AU) Chairperson On Ending Child Marriages in Africa should lobby the AU

    and partners to scale up resources in support of the implementation of African Traditional Leaders' action plan to address child marriages and gender equality at all levels, the Chiefs stated  at a briefing in the State House, they said.

  • Govt Must Not Only Feed School Children But Also Pay Teachers-Oyo PPN Gov Candidate

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    The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria(PPN) in Oyo state, alhaji Bashiru Gbadamosi has condemned the policy of  feeding school children at all levels of government at the expesne of Teachers' salaries.

    Alhaji Gbadamosi made this position known in a chat with People.

    ''Government at all levels decided to feed school children, even though Teachers are been owed several months of salaries. We are not going to feed school children while Teachers' are owed everal months of salary arrears. We shall re-introduce free education.''

    ''I am a grassroot person, I am part of the suffering. I want to elevate our people. Government has failed to do this. Corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of society. To curb corruption, the leader must be free of  corruption. We shall not tolerate corrution'', Alhaji Gbadamosi warned.