Monday, 1 April 2013

LCC calls on missions abroad to interpret the marriage act as it records an increase in marriages during easter period

The Lusaka city council (LCC) has called on Zambian missions abroad to help the local authorities back home in correctly interpreting the marriage act number 50 section 10 which stipulates that marriage is a union of one man and woman.

Lusaka city council public relations officer Henry kapata has told radio phoenix that the local authorities during the Easter weekend turned away 4 foreign gay couples who approached the offices to enquire about the marriage act in Zambia.
Mr. Kapata has pointed out that there is need for missions abroad to explain to people who are travelling to the country that Zambia does not allow same sex marriages.
Meanwhile Mr. Kapata who is also Lusaka city council marriage registrar has disclosed that 2013 Easter period has recorded an increase in the number of marriages from 67 last year to 115 marriages recorded.
Mr. kapata says this record has broken the ten years period which has seen low turnout.

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