Some group of concerned ladies from parts of Nandom District have complained bitterly of how their static marriage culture is affecting them.

According to Joyce from Gizeerr we interviewed , she admitted the bride prices chase suitors away and they can’t keep waiting to be sold out to get married, throwing more light, so listed a list of items to present before one can get married to a lady from Nandom area:
1. 500 cowries
2. 4 Cattle
3. Fowls
4. Goats
5. Money
And other undisclosed items.
Adding that the listed items are the least and can increase depending on the community.

Another lady by Name Esther Aabeyir suggested culture was dynamic and they expected their ways to be in line with the existing stages of development, she added that elders should recheck the requirements to reduce flirting and increase their chances of getting married since that has hindered their opportunities.

Doris Baaluntuo in an interview with Upper West Media sighted a situation where a man questioned here marriage requirements, asking whether she’s going to be vomiting gold afterwards. She concluded by saying her then boyfriend asked whether to take a loan for the marriage and after which the eat grass!.

Speaking to an elder of the Nandom traditional area by name Joseph Polikuu, he admitted the bride price was high but added that the men should value their women that was why it’s so, he also sited culture as one of the reasons for that and added it would go through a long process to change it. Concluding his point, he mentioned that women from the area still get married despite that so he sees nothing wrong with it, only that the ladies are desperate.


By: Upperwestmedia.net

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