Marriage bill back in assembly

Some Members of Parliament challenged the bill saying 16 was not the right age fBingu_wa_mutharikaor marriage saying many girls were still not full-grown and still in school.

NGO’s and several other quarters also attacked the House for passing the bill and said the marriage age can have been either 18 or 21.

But the Malawi president had not assented the marriage bill and sent it back to Parliament for further discuss.

Media reports in the country quote a statement from Malawi Parliament as saying that the Bill number 13 of 2009 had been withheld by the president to allow for further review and consultation.

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