Wa West: Chief calls for reduction in bride price to encourage inter-tribal marriage

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By: Ankaara Sankara/ Radio Progress

The outright payment of between six and 12 cows as pride price before marrying young Brifor ladies was scaring a lot of young men from marrying from their traditional set ups.

The practice is also impoverishing parents who have to work for so many years to acquire cows before their sons can marry.

Under the customs and traditions of the Brifor tribe, half of the cows are given to the parents of the bride while the other half is given to the maternal uncles of the bride before a man can marry her.

The divisional chief of Kakalaapar in the Wechiau Traditional Area of the Wa West District, Naa Dauda Buudikubo II has appealed to the Brifor tribe to reduce their bride prize to promote inter-tribal marriage in the district.

He made the appeal in Wechiau, the district capital at a durbar organized by the Brifor Cultural Dance troupe on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019.

Naa Dauda Buudikubo II who spoke on behalf of the Paramount chief of the Wechiau Traditional Area, Naa Imoroh Nandom Gomah II said the move if adhere to will improve unity and responsible marriage between the Brifor tribe and other tribes in the district.

Source: BestNewsGH.com

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.


Mornah Kennedy, the story has a lot of factual inaccuracies. The chief of Buli is not whatever that is here. No one in Buli knows this particular man. Correct it ASAP. Please give me your contact and let’s continue. Mine is 0540372891

Kindly furnish us with the name of the actual chief of Buli Please. And also point out the other inaccuracies you mentioned and let’s proceed please.

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