Dundumwezi MP speaks out on child marriages
UPND Dudumwezi Member of Parliament Edgar Sing’ombe says the early marriages in his constituency requires concerted efforts from concerned stakeholders if it is to reduce.
Mr Sing’ombe says teenage pregnancies and early marriages will require not only efforts from traditional leaders, but all concerned stakeholders to curtail.
And Mr Sing’ombe is hopeful that efforts by Chief Chikanta in the area will bear fruit in reducing early marriages.
Mr Sing’ombe is optimistic that the chiefdom efforts working with his office will go a long way in creating awareness against early mariages and pregnancy.
And Mr Sing’ombe is concerned most people in his constituency will not harvest from 2018/2019 farming season due to drought in the area.
Mr Sing’ombe is concerned that people are already experiencing hunger as most households store food only upto march from the previous season.
Mr Sing’ombe has appealed to government to quickly move in and provide relief food to affected villagers.