The thematic working group agree to adjust marriage age from 18 to 21 in the draft constitution.

The thematic working group on civil and political rights of part 5 of the draft constitution has unanimously risen the marriage age from 18 to 21.
Breeze FM Staffer, Isaac Ngoma says that the group has risen the age under the justification that girls should be allowed to stay in school for a considerable period of time.
The delegates in the working group also agreed to amend article 38, clause 4 on Freedom of the Media so that “state media” be replaced with “public media” to avoid abuse of public media.
Meanwhile Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga has advised the delegates to assist in raising the level of public debate on the media.
Mr. Malupenga has expressed concern that the issues that were being discussed in the media were of low quality because people left this to those that had less to offer.
He was speaking as a delegate at the end of the committee discussions on the civil and political rights.
The thematic working groups conclude their sittings today and submit their resolutions to the plenary session of the national convention, which will run up to Wednesday next week.

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