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By Blessings Chidakwa October 20 2018 pg 6

Government officials and politicians in Hurungwe have raised concern over the rise of school drop outs and absenteeism in the tobacco farming areas of the district.Shortages of labour in the tobacco growing areas of the district has seen smallholder farmers relying on children. This has raised issues to do with child labour in these areas. Authorities have also raised concern over cases of child marriage due to the increase in school drop out. Speaking at the commissioning of a classroom block at Zebra Downs Secondary School Hurungwe East MP N Masenda warned parents against child abuse adding that the government was against child marriages and labour. He also said that parents who marry off their adolescent children should face the full wrath of the law.