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Rusizi: Residents urged to embrace legal marital union

Submitted by on July 31, 2014 – 7:29 amNo Comment
Rusizi: Residents urged to embrace legal marital union

Some of the newlywed couples said civil marriage will help stabilize their family status

Residents in Ngoma district have been called on to embrace legal marriage to avoid domestic conflicts based on property that affect children.

Civil marriage enables the couples to share equal responsibility in children upbringing and family property. In addition, the couple is entitled to the services offered to married couples in Rwanda.

This was said on July 24th 2014 during the event to wed 24 couples that were illegally married in Kamembe sector of Rusizi district.

“I decided to legalise my marriage after knowing the dangers of being in illegal union. Now we both feel united and entitled to all services for married couples,” said Felix Nzayiramya; one of the couples.

Etienne Gatware aged 72 has been with Tereza Uwamahoro illegally for 23 years called on other residents to legalise marriages and perform what the Rwandan law expects.

Théogène Nsabimana, Executive secretary of Kamembe sector urged the couples to live in harmony and avoid gender based violence.


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