Government for more awareness on marriage law

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Government says there is need for Malawians to know more about the Marriage, Divorce, Family Relations Act so that early marriages should be reduced in the country.

Principal Secretary in the ministry of gender, children and social welfare Mary Shawa said since the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act was passed, the country has saved the lives of young people who married early.

Dr. Mary Shawa

Shaba: We want people to understand the law.

Shawa said over 600 young people including boys have been moved out of marriages and sent back to school.

“Due to this act we have managed to move 600 girls out of marriages to school and some of the youth were boys who married early,” said Shawa.

She added that government is making strides to make sure that people are able to understand the legislation so that early marriages are dealt with once and for all.

Shawa also said that government will continue making sure that Members of Parliament as well as chiefs are involved in order to ensure that girls do not marry early but stay in school.

This follows  the commemoration in October of the International Day of the Girl Child which falls on 11 October every year.

The Day of the Girl Child was set aside by the United Nations and this year’s theme was ‘Girls Progress is Equal to Goals Progress’.

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  4. how can early marriages be reduced while student are failing to pay money for development at school and later on the are send back home to look for money because there are not able to get money they get married so that they can live better than before

  5. Kodi chimakhala chili chiyani chimenechi mutamabwela apa ndikumafotokoza njila zothandizila kuchepetsa umphawi zingavekeko olo ine ndingave zimenezo ngakhale awo sizingawakhudze coz maso munachita chidima ndi njala.

  6. What we have seen &heard here it doesn’t make sense at all, instead of bringing some agricultural stuff & urging people to work hard in their farms you speak no sense, Okay there was more billions of kwachas given by America, & even world bank last week ago, but you’ll end up sharing together with your president never buy any food for the poor people of Malawi,in the villages, So, uthink who can hear you????

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  8. Gvt shall never curb early marriages unless u should ceace coruption and start listening to peoples’problems.The raise up of school fees,hungry students and children at various schools across the country.How can they go further more with education? As a result of hunger they opt to married than die of hunger.What i see is only poor governance and gratonious leaders.School fees must fall and free primary education u will a change ok.

  9. @Robert Chavula Yes ukunena zoona iyeyo akungofuna awonekere kuti ndiwanzeru polangiza, pamene ndiolephera, Ndizomvetsa cisoni Ku Malawi pakalipano, ndicifukwa cake or azilangiza antusanga amvere or ndi cimodzi, cifukwa anthu Ali ndiukali ndi misonko yao akudulidwa nthawi zonse koma president ndi anthu ake akungoponya mmathumba awo ndalamazo. Sono iyeyo palibe canzeru Apo Tikufuna nkani za zitukuko osangotchula za ziii ntawi yaulimi yino ayi?????

  10. How can u reduce early marieg whilst poverty among pipo z kholopethe kubala kwa nyemba, A2 akukwatira ndi kukwatiwa msanga komanso kuyamba uhule coz of poverty. Deal wth umphaw first den reduction of early marieg ‘ll b automatic.

  11. Vuto liri kwathu ku malawi kuno ndilakuti,, aliyense akufuna kuonetsa zintchito zake: Sitidziwa kuti kodi cholinga chawo chenecheni ndichani, mavuto ali thooo! Koma u ar busy kulimbana ndiza early marriages zitithandiza chani? If we cn see upeza kuti kwao kwa Mary Chawayo ndikumene ana akwatiwa ndiku kwatila nsanga nde ndinganena kuti pali nzelu pamenepa? Bullshitt asogolera adyera inu..