Question on the Government’s action plan towards child marriages.

Hon. Gonese informed the National Assembly that there has been an increase in child marriages and there is no specific law yet to criminalise and penalise transgressors. The MDC Alliance Mutare MP asked Minister of Women’s Affairs what policy measures and action plans the Government has put in place to stop child marriages. Addressing the question, Hon. Dr. Sithembiso Nyoni stated that the Ministry had launched the National Action Plan Against Child Marriages in 2019. She admitted that even though the action plan was cascaded down to provinces, it has not completely solved the challenge of child marriages.