More than 5, 000 girls have been impregnated in the third quarter of 2018 in Chipata District alone in Eastern Province.
This means that 55 girls become pregnant each day while per month the stats hit over 1, 666.
Chipata District Commissioner Kalunga Zulu has said that the pregnancies weere recorded from girls below the age of 20 years old.
Mr Zulu said some of the girls are in schools while the others are out of school.
The DC was speaking as Guest of Honor at the official opening of a two days Chipata District Adolescent Health Technical working Group in Chipata yesterday.
“When we introduce workable solutions, those workshop based and allowance driven institutions make sure that they silence the workable initiatives. We have work to do comrades for our children beyond politics,” he said/ZANIS