For people living around Ng’anga Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kalumo in Ntchisi, the uneven terrain in their locality is both a blessing and a curse. It brings beauty to the vicinity, and perhaps helps them keep fit as they go up and down the hills and valleys. But then, it is also a death trap for the sick.
Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani 5, the Ngoni leader in Ntcheu says child marriages are on the rise in his jurisdiction and he will re-engage traditional leaders under him to ensure that the vice is eliminated.
Gomani V, who is a World Vision ambassador on end child marriage campaign, told a chiefs’ council in Ntcheu yesterday the trend is worrisome.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that this is put to an end. That every child is in school not married.
“All traditional leaders here will need to know this and do something about it now not later,” says Inkosi Gomani the 5th.
But Vice chairperson for Ntcheu Health Service Committee, Councilor Ezra Mike, says communities there are resisting efforts to end the vice.
“It is unfortunate that some communities are reacting this way,” says Mike.
In its quest to compliment government efforts aimed at reducing challenges that weigh down the education sector, World Vision Malawi has handed over a K60 million girls hostel at Chindindi Community Day Secondary school in Mzimba South.