Under age marriage

Law will now deal with underage marriage

Secretary for Constitution and Law Reform Committee Dr Eric Kwa revealed this today during the joint annual Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) PNG and CPA Australia conference in Port Moresby.

Dr Kwa said the law is now effective and is implemented across the country.

“Any kid that got married under 18 years of age will serve his/her term in prison.”

Dr Kwa also issued a warning to the parents that are encouraging their children to get married under the age of 18, will also face the law.