Muslim Association of Malawi Speaks on polygamy ban bill

Last month, gender minister Patricia Kaliati said government is going to ban Polygamy saying it is playing a mojor role in the spread of HIV/AIDS in Malawi.

However, Muslim Association of Malawi said they are not happy with the development.

A spokesman for the Muslim Association of Malawi told the BBC the proposed law would discriminate against the country’s Muslim minority. He said with about 6% more women than men in Malawi, if polygamy were banned, many women would be left without a husband and become prostitutes.

The secretary general of the association expressed similar sentiments, saying the following:

We are totally rejecting it. There are also other ethnic groups [who practise polygamy] and they also totally reject this… If these people go ahead banning polygamous marriages it means many women will go into prostitution… Every woman has the right to be under the shelter of a man

Oh, and here’s the kicker:

I have only one wife, my dear wife… but the moment they proceed with this, I will take a second wife.

Source: Boing Boing

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