Malawians warned on child marriages

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Minister of information Patricia Kaliati has warned parents and guardians that they will be sent to jail if they force young girls to get married.

The government spokesperson who is also Member of Parliament for Mulanje West made the remarks during a sensitisation meeting on the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Law in her constituency.

Kaliati warned the community members that anyone perpetrating child marriages will be arrested and fined.

Patricia Kaliati

Kaliati: Issues stern warning to Malawians.

”People need to know that it is against the laws of the country to send a child into marriage before the age of 18 and everyone perpetrating that should face the law and be fined with 1 million Kwacha,” said Kaliati.

The parliamentarian added that there is need for Malawians to know that if one registers their marriage at the District Commissioner’s office it means that the man will not be allowed to take a second wife in future.  She further said that it is important to note that if one stays in a relationship for five years, it is a marriage and if anything the woman has to receive her dues.

The sensitization meeting was organised by Malawi government through the ministry of information, communications technology and civic education with support from   UN Women and was aimed at civic-educating people on the country’s Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations law.

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  1. parents are just good,u should not threaten them! at university children are locked to the cell,instead of bn at compus! fees K950000.Akazakula izakhala zingati? akuyiwerengera patali anthu amasomphenya!

  2. Is this ENGLISH or is the same as ENGLISH ? B4 u post ur comment it’s good to read yourself to make sure if the subject is relating to the Verb. Go again in the class and deal with { Subject verb Agreement} then there after, come and against me . Fuck u!

  3. Mbuzi za atsogoleri angozipanilira chuma nkumakhala ngati anthu olungama mmalankhulidwe koma anthu oipa mtima school fees angokweza ngati tomato.kulimbikira school nkulinga ulindikodalira

  4. Mai takodzani zanjala muthananayo bwanji? Inu mwakhuta ndichifukwa mukulankhula osamabwela ndidzelu zopusa mai, kambakanjala ndichifukwa ana akukwatila ali ango mukakodzanjala kuthesa zonse mwanena zizatha

  5. koma a malawi sitizathekad. The problems we face due to govt failure can be seen at a distance, but the evils of early marriages r at ur own door step mind. Ndangodutsamo sinathyole nkhwani!

  6. It cnt be pönzble to arest parents who is failled to educate there children due to material problem. Pano ndkunena pano sister yanga yinasira panjira xul ndikumapita ku south africa pano yinagula galimoto,ali ndi maplot awiri. makolo akanawonongera ndalamayo xul fees yake bwezi tonse tikuvutika coz sakanayipeza ntchito kuno

  7. Point of correction hounarable Kweni kaliati. Nde mumange ndende zinatu, chifukwa mumanga malawi yense2 pamenepo.stop ur drama and wake up,and address2 the people altanatives to combat that luming hunger.Sometimes you make more Sense when you are quite.

  8. Point of correction hounarable Kweni kaliati. Nde mumange ndende zinatu, chifukwa mumanga malawi yense2 pamenepo.stop ur drama and wake up,and address2 the people altanatives to combat that luming hunger.Sometimes you make more Sense when you are quite.

  9. OK koma kumayamba wachosa chako chisoso before kuchosa chawina kodi Kaliat si beach? Chimamulimbisa ntima ameneyu mkhalamba ngati iyi ndi chain kumazola nyasi ngati imeneyi?

  10. Ena amakwatilitsa coz makolo ayesa kulangiza kumenya zakanika pomufunira umoyo amangomkwatilitsa basi komano chilungamo ndichoti early marriages siyabho

  11. Mubweze Kaye 577 Billion Kwacha Munaba Ija Mukufuna Kumanga Anthu Osonkha Misonkho Yomwe Mumaba M’bomamo? Zikutiwawa Amalawife,,boma Lolowe Pa Ventilator Demet

  12. This issue will never be radically solved unless we address the route course like inequality and cultural beliefs. The active girl child impowerment can be the only way to eradicate this problem, stop payinging lip services!

  13. Kulamula vumbwe mkulinga uli ndi nkhuku osathesa uhule bwanji mahule omwe amayenda malonda ndima teeneger 15,17 muyambe mwaganiza kaye ngati mphamvu mulinazo zophunzisa ana aeni.

  14. Malawi is a home of truobles,in our fell african countries they call education as the weapon to change the world,but here in malawi is weapon create poverty,evn the most of young people they finishing ther education but it is ending up with jobless,but the main virus ot all this problem is u people,blame no one here lets leav malawi us far as it concern.

  15. I think the problem is the goverment. 1) kids are suppose to be at school not marriage. There for the goverment must make sure education infrastructure are in order especially in rural areas. That means better schools, teachers available and teaching equipment included. 2) Motivate kids the important of education to the univesity with easy access to everyone with a goal of education investment. If u look these thing usually happen in the rural areas where the goverment dont bother how education is served. The parents wil play a role to make sure their kid go to school. Its pity kids in rural areas go to school and learn 1 subject a day and spend the whole day loitering school premises. That leads to social activities including sex. Now if they are engaged to sex, thats where they drop out school. That lead to early marriages. Sort out rural areas goverment school first then sing that song. Poverty is also a major player in these early marriages.

  16. Uzilangiza Abaleako Ndi Ana Ako. Umatithandiza Chan? Nd Bomalako Lankhazalo,umalangizeso Petera Kt Asinthe Nkhanza.

  17. Kkkkkkk”’tsono kwa makolo ameene akusoweka thandizo mudziwatani???kodi makolo amangovomerezatu zikachitika popeza mwanayo ndiyemwe wapelekera kuti ntchito igwirike..mangitsani anthu okuba ndalama m’boma osati kumene muthawiraku mama

  18. Thawi ya kamuzu chimanga cha mma admarc amalima ndi a pioneer unali ulimi othilira,mmaiko ambiri amalima ulimi othirira kuzera kwa azungu or bomaa.ife amalawi tinayambira kusutha mzere mpaka pano

  19. Iwe mawiwi sande, Maganizo opusawa usamatulutse poyerapa anthu azakutukwana, ndiyambenso ndine kutukwanako pansete pako umuuzenso anzako partyo zimenezi azipanga ndi munsalu mwachemo ,Bullshit !

  20. A William Sande, palibe pomwe mwanena apa , ingosiyani ngati chizunguchi simumva! Ugalu wanu Usabwerezenso ndi maganizo ako auchitsiruwa ,mbuzi iwenso eeti . Fuck u !

  21. Kodi akuluakulu kkkkkkkk hahahaha !!! Kodi Huleyu atichiyaninso apa ? Uyu ndi mbava yeniyeni mwaiye chilungamo mulibe, Makolowo uziwamangitsa, mwanayo ndi wako iwe ndi Mbuzi kobasi, zimenezi uzipanga kumulanje kwako konko not the whole Malawi anthu akuukira .Kusiya kubwera ndi mfundo yanjala ukubwera ndi mfundo yomangitsa anthu ,kukhuta eeti. Fuck off !

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