A married woman who can't 'foot the bills' is just like 'Moesha' - Leila Djansi

A married woman who can't 'foot the bills' is just like 'Moesha' - Leila Djansi

-Leila Djansi has now given her opinion on Moesha's CNN interview

-She says married women who can't pay bills at home are just like Moesha

After about two weeks of Moesha Buduong trending in the Ghanaian media for an interview she granted CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, US-based Ghanaian film producer and director, Leila Djansi, has now given her comments on the issue that has sparked so many discussions.

Moesha Bodoung told CNN in a recent interview that her motivation, just like other women in Ghana, for dating married men, is because the economy is tough.

“In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will I get money to pay?,” Moesha had said.

A married woman who can't 'foot the bills' is just like 'Moesha' - Leila Djansi

Leila Djansi

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Like she does usually when there is any social debate in Ghana, the award-winning movie producer, Leila Jewel Djansi, took to her Facebook page to write that if Ghanaians want to disassociate themselves from it, then we should stop condoning the practice of sending women into marriage whether they are financially sound or not!

To her "If you are a woman without a job and cannot fully afford your bills and you enter marriage not so you can have/be a partner, but so the husband can ‘foot the bills’ you are no different" from 'Moesha'.

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She continued that Ghanaians can't keep condemning Moesha when "at the same time (we) condemn the clarion call for self-sufficient women."

Read her full post below:

Ghana, haven’t y’all over flogged this girl and issue?

If you really want to disassociate from it, stop condoning the practice of sending women into marriage whether they are financially sound or not!

If you are a woman without a job and cannot fully afford your bills and you enter marriage not so you can have/be a partner, but so the husband can ‘foot the bills’ you are no different.

It’s because of these issues that we’re advocating for independent women! Not women who are ‘cookers’, cleaners and child-bearers while the men are breadwinners, sponsors and sitting on the couches.

You can’t be condemning this young lady and at the same time condemn the clarion call for self sufficient women.

Having won several international awards with her films, Leila Djansi is the CEO of Turning Point Pictures, an independent production company geared towards social issue films.

In 2010, her debut feature, I Sing of a Well was nominated for 11 African Movie Academy Awards. The film won 3 awards: Best Sound, Best Costume and the Jury Special Award for Over-All Best Film.

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