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UGANDA: Minister Objects to Findings

The Daily Monitor on 1 February reported that Primary Education Minister Kamanda Bataringaya has come under fire after objecting to UNFPA findings that showed "Uganda ranks 14th in early childhood marriages in the world, with 46 per cent of their girls getting married before 18 years." The minister denies Uganda's rank saying that the 14th position is impossible since other countries have younger ages of consent. Mr. Michael Orach Osinder, executive director of Tororo Community Integrated Development Action backs UNFPA's findings saying that many factors, including cultural and political instability, accounts for increased child marriages that the minister did not put into account.

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