Malawi youths into ‘serious’ early marriages, Minister outcries

Grace Chiumia
Grace Chiumia
Chiumia says the development is worrisome.

Malawi Minister of Sports and Member of Parliament for Nkhatabay West constituency, Grace Chiumia says she is concerned with the number of girls who are getting married early in her constituency.

In the constituency especially in Chikhamba area, three girls aged between 14 and 15 got married within the last week.

Chiumia who is also Minister of Sports and Culture blamed lack of education infrastructure within the area for the situation and asked the community to mould bricks for construction of a school in order to minimise the practice.

She however asked the girls to go back to school and continue with their education.

In Malawi child marriages are closely linked to poverty since girls are often married-off while they are very young to improve their family’s financial status.

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39 Comments

  1. Many youths do better in education but they hav nothing to do becoz there is no job opportunities to be seen

  2. Inu a nduna khalani ndi nzeru pilizi chonde ..musatitapepo nkamwa!
    Primary, Secondary ,,TTC ambiri amalowerako fees ya ku ma college kwinako ikavuta nako mwakwezako nde mukuti tsano mwana wamkaz adzitani?? Ayambe kugulitsa thupi kapena??
    Boma ili nde worst …and I hope Malawians who applauded for ur victory can now bow their faces to shame!!!

  3. eee tikada kwatira sitidati tsono. Mukufuna tizitani mukatiletsa ku kwatira ngati mwatiletsa school nukuonangati zifees mwakwezazo nde maphuzilo apita pamwamba zankutu basi. Tikada kwatira ngati zikukunyasani mu tsitse fees.

  4. Ngat mkabudula mukuvuta kukana kugwa mmayese ogwilirira bola kupena okhala naye ,,,,,,,,,nawo asikana kukana kulowa mumayesero opanga uhule asiyen apange zimenez ,,,,,,,,chifkwa zasukulu mmmmmmh sangakwanise ,,,,,,munakwana omwe munaphuzilanu ,,,,,,,,,,

    1. Iwe ine nnalimba chifu kalekale ndimapanga zanga,,pali achinyamata ena alibe pogwira n wat do u expect,, I work extra hard n am contributing alot to this country iwryo nde ukuti chani apapa,,,,,tisamayankhule zinthu zikuonongeka,,

  5. So How many School Girls She has paid their School Fees so far?????? SHEDDING CROCODILE TEARS Ndi DPP Adminstration yachitira pa Fees it’ Senseless kuyamba kulipira mwana wa mkazi ukuziwa ku siumukwanisa mpaka ku College Grace yo ali mwai anaphunzira ya Bakili ya ulele.

  6. mmat atani? mesa xul z xpensv & job z oso xpensv nde bst way ndkungokwtwa/ra bas kt zosowa zao zna zsovedwe ngat nkhan yaku……..

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