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Child marriage: Some customs and traditions need to be reformed; the world has changed - Chieftaincy Minister

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Stephen Asamoah Boateng

1 months ago
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The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs says old traditions and customs in the country will need transformation since the world has developed.

According to Stephen Asamoah Boateng, the government in consultation with traditional leaders will ensure an amicable transformation of the old customs.

“As we moved into modern world democracy, law, modernity, more education and all that, we have realized that some customs and traditions need to be reformed. And indeed, under the Chieftaincy Act (759), we have been enjoined to work with the National House of Chiefs to look at the codification of relevant customs across the country, because not all customs are the same.

“Even within Greater Accra, within certain areas, it differs. We can get the codification right and we can know what happens in which particular area.” he told the press. 

His comment follows the alleged marriage between the 63-year-old Nungua Gborbu Wulomo and a 16-year-old girl, Naa Okromo.

source: Theannouncergh.com