- Elders of Kpikpira in the Tempane District of the Northern Region have accused men in southern Ghana of luring their women with money
- According to spokesperson for the Kpikpira elders, lots of men up north remain, bachelors, because the women they had hoped to marry have chosen to stay with relatively richer men in Accra, Kumasi
Some elders of Kpikpira in the Tempane District of the Northern Region have accused men in the southern part of the country of flirting with women from the north and luring them with money.
According to them, some married women from the north travel down south to seek greener pastures but fail to return to their husbands after being lured by men in the south with money.
This, they said, has become a worrying trend and has kept many men up north as bachelors because the women they had hoped to marry have chosen to stay with relatively richer men in Accra, Kumasi and other southern cities of the country.
Speaking to a team from World Vision, spokesperson for the Kpikpira elders, Ali Yaro, lamented the situation, attributing it to poverty in the north.
He explained that there are no jobs, resulting to the high poverty rate up north, the women, including married ones, travel to the south in search of greener pastures, and that is how they get trapped by the men in the cities.
“The poverty level here is very high during the dry season because our lands are not fertile enough so both men and women travel to the cities to look for other alternatives for survival, and some end up doing galamsey.
“When our women go because they are new and desperate for jobs to make money they accept offers from men who promise to give them money and we the men up north suffer for it,” he quipped.
He praised World Vision for installing shea-butter machines in the area which has boosted the Shea-butter business and also addressed issues of poverty.
Ali Yaro also made a passionate appeal to all men and women from the community who have travelled to the south to return home and join the lucrative Shea-butter business.
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