- A 29-year-old Ghanaian accountant has found himself in a pool of debt after throwing a dream wedding for his wife
- The extravagant wedding had a budget of Ghc200,000 and he had to go in for a loan to cater for the expenses
- The young man is now devastated after he lost some funds he had his sight on and also experienced a pay cut due to the pandemic
- He is now asking netizens to help him fix it
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A 29-year-old Ghanaian accountant has anonymously taken to social media to share a financial plight he finds himself in after throwing an extravagant wedding to please his bride.
In the post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Twitter handle @roll_up_kofi, the anonymous man recounted his saga in detail.
The man said he used to have serious arguments with his now-wife concerning the size of their wedding.
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He wanted a small cost-effective wedding while the wife wanted an extravagant dream wedding.
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Insisting on a small wedding, the then-girlfriend whose name was revealed to be Freda gave him an ultimatum.
He had to either give her the wedding of her dreams or call off the wedding.
Mr Accountant out of the love he had for Freda decided to go extravagant.
He revealed he earns a monthly salary of Ghc2,500 and had managed to save Ghc30,000.
He was expecting a mid-year bonus of Ghc 75,000 and also intended to request for an advance on his provident fund which was about Ghc40,000.
Extravagant wedding budget
With all this money in mind, the young accountant made a budget of close to Ghc 200,000 for his wife's dream wedding.
The money was not readily available hence he went in for a loan with a conviction that he would be receiving the above-mentioned income soon.
The wedding was thrown at Kempinski, the bride's dreams were fulfilled and he had the praise of his friends and family for going ham on the wedding.
Things went downhill
Right after the wedding, the COVID-19 pandemic set in and his company lost some big clients which resulted in him forfeiting the Ghc75,000 mid-year bonus and the provident fund advance.
He was also given a salary cut and the wife got pregnant.
The 29-year-old accountant is now swimming in a pool of debt very devastated, he revealed.
He is asking netizens to help him fix his plight.
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One Pretoria graduate took to social media to share the awe-inspiring story of how he finally made it happen.
In the Facebook post by popular student forum, Varsity World, Lehlogonolo Mashishi shares his first setback in university came after his initial funding body had let the young man down and left him with a whopping GHc 43k in student debt.