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The Governement in final Consultations on Marriage Age





by Dusabemungu Ange De La Victoire 


The members of parliament are in their final stages of nation wide consultations on the views of reducing the marriage age from 21 to proposed 18.


The consultations are being conducted by a parliamentary committee on Political Affairs and Gender.

So far the legislators have consulted population from 16 districts in the four provinces.


According to MP Alfred Rwasa Kayiranga, the Chairperson of the Committee, people’s views will, “without doubt,” be decisive.


He said, “It is clear that the general view is that 21 years should be maintained considering the standpoint of having children continue with higher education so that they can later be able to compete effectively.”




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