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.