Young people are urged to complete their higher education and find employment before getting married because marriage necessitates ongoing financial support from both partners.
According to Felicity Mawuli Adobea, the girl child education officer for the Ningo Prampram District, many problems arise when only one person offers that support.
She said during a mentorship program sponsored by the Department of Gender under the Ministry of Children, Gender, and Social Protection, which was monitored by 1Family radio, “There is a time and place for everything in this world, so you need to take your time to seek formal or informal trading to become a responsible adult.”
”Sexuality is good, but it’s not intended for children; it’s intended for those of us who are married with jobs. The right things should be done at the right time”. said Mrs. Mawuli Adobea.
She clarified that early sexual activity could potentially cause individuals to focus their attention on things other than their intended goals.
The most important thing, she said, is to work before getting married because if you are careless and arrive at the man’s house without any money, you will run into problems.
You have to go ask the man for money because you have two kids, one of them is sick, and you can’t afford paracetamol syrup. There is no money for breakfast, school fees, breakfast salt or pepper, etc. What do you think the man is going to do?
According to Mrs. Adobea, mistreatment of women was caused by their inability to make a significant contribution to the maintenance of the marriage in such circumstances.
She added, however, that some parents would force their daughters into marriage in circumstances where they started to elude their parents and lead meaningless lives. She predicted that the prevalence of forced marriage would decline as more girls committed to pursuing higher education.
The officer pointed out that education gave women the capacity to be independent and supportive in all endeavors and counseled the girls to speak up for themselves and steer clear of truancy, idleness, rudeness, and early cohabitation.