Deputy Minister Witbooi urges traditional authorities to discourage child marriages

Deputy Minister Witbooi urges traditional authorities to discourage child marriages

Residents of Utuseb settlement, about 60 kilometres east of Walvis Bay, in the Erongo Region, say young girls get into relationships with older men for financial gain.
The Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi, therefore called on traditional authorities to discourage child marriages. She visited the village to commemorate International Women's Day.