Chief imposes wedding tax; men to pay over GHc2000 before they can marry

Chief imposes wedding tax; men to pay over GHc2000 before they can marry

- A chief in Nigeria, Ado Sa’id, has reportedly announced the imposition of a 137,000 Naira wedding tax

- Information available shows that the tax was imposed in consultation with the people in the village

- The chief argued that the tax is a cheaper option and would encourage people to get married

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YEN.com.gh has learned that a chief has imposed a tax on weddings thereby preventing people from getting married in the last four months.

Ado Sa’id, the chief of Kera village in north-west Nigeria, has ruled that the prospective groom is expected to pay 137,000 Naira before the wedding can take place.

Information available suggests that the new move has replaced the old custom under which the groom was expected to provide items such as furniture and kitchenware to the prospective bride’s family.

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Per a report by citinewsroom.com, the chief explained that the tax is cheaper and it helps to make it easier for people to get married.

Ado Sa’id added that the decision was implemented after consultation with the people in the village, but parents have denied it.

In other news, information available to YEN.com.gh shows that Julius Garvey, son of civil rights leader, Marcus Garvey Jr, has arrived in Ghana.

He was part of a delegation from the United States of America and the Caribbean who have arrived in Ghana as part of the Year of Return celebrations.

YEN.com.gh has learned that plans are in place with respect to business discussions during the course of their stay in the country.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr, was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator.

He is on record to have vigourously campaigned for an end to colonial rule across Africa as well as the political unification of the continent.

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