Government has reiterated its commitment towards empowerment of girls with education and skills development for them to realise their full potential.

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Moses Mawere said girls should be empowered through education for them to contribute effectively to the country’s development.

The Minister was speaking in a speech read on his behalf by Acting Permanent Secretary, Collins Mulonda during the International Day of the Girl Child in Lusaka today.

Mr. Mawere stated that investing and empowering adolescent girls also prevents and eliminates various forms of violence that they experience.

And United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Child Protection, Katlin Brasic said empowering girls does not only help to avoid early marriages and pregnancy but also drive economic development.

Speaking at the same event, Plan Zambia Country Director, Mercy Ngoma said the plight of females with respect to education, health, economic development and other social sectors of human development need special attention.



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