Cases of early marriages persist in Chief Ndake’s area in Nyimba district.

Cases of early marriages in Chief Ndake’s area in Nyimba district are still high.
Chief Ndake told Breeze News that a lot of parents are still allowing their children to get into marriage at a tender age.
The traditional leader says that some parents force their girl children to get married when they fall pregnant.
He explained that this has contributed to high illiteracy levels in his area.
Chief Ndake notes that the trend has also contributed to high poverty levels in chiefdom.
And two villagers, Rosemary and Aliness Mumba attributed this to some traditional practices such as initiation ceremonies.
The duo explained that some of the issues being taught to young girls during initiation ceremonies encourage young girls to engage in premature sexual relationships.

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