President Edgar Lungu says African leaders must accelerate their efforts to end child marriage because it is an impediment to the continent’s development. ZANIS reported that President Lungu was speaking when he hosted his Ugandan and Malawian counterparts Yoweri Museveni and Peter Mutharika respectively and Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development Diane Jacovella, during the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. President Lungu noted that in order to end the scourge by 2030, it was vital to ensure that girls had access to quality education, legislative reforms and a change of societal harmful norms and practices. “It is good to see that most African Union member states have institutionalized the fight against through the development and implementation…...

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