By Pemphero Malimba, contributor:
Musician Faith Mussa has challenged youths in the country to fight child marriages.
Faith who is World Vision Malawi (WVM) Ambassador on ending child marriages said young people should say no to such marriages by reporting them to authorities for action.
He made the call on Thursday during WVM’s campaign on ending child marriages and Violence against children held at Ntonda Primary School in Ntcheu District.
“Young people need to understand that they have a big role to play in ending problems that are affecting them, they can even provide the police with information on culprits of child marriages and abuse,” Faith said.
He further advised young people to work hard in school in order to become productive citizens.
WVM Officer-in-charge Catherine Omenda said the organisation was very committed to engaging various stakeholders in the fight against the vice.
“The fight against child marriages cannot be fought by a single organisation that is why we are engaging traditional authorities, law enforcement agencies like the police so that we should work together to achieve the goal of keeping children out of marriages,” Omenda said.
Through the campaign, WVM is set to reach out to 2.5 million children across the country.