A Lusaka Clergy has challenged churches in the country to take a leading role in the fight against early marriages. Bishop Rodwell Chomba, who is also United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery Bishop told the Lusaka Star in an interview that churches can help reduce early marriages by enhancing the capabilities of youth groups within their congregations. The Bishop stated that these youth groups are key in transmitting informing about the dangers of early marriages both as a social problem and an economic problem.
GET Involved Zambia (GIZ) has called on government to scrutinize mushrooming churches following recent developments implicating clergy men in dubious activities. Speaking to the Lusaka Star, GIZ Executive Director, Fr Frank Bwalya said government should scrutinise mushrooming churches as some of them have become platforms for criminal activity.