Though the ordinance marriage is recognised by all, without first undertaking the traditional marriage, the marriage won’t be recognized by both families. Each part of the country has unique rites performed during traditional marriage ceremonies and some interesting rites are performed in the Northern part of the country. For the Frafra tribe, before a man can call a woman his wife, he needs to perform a rite called “nu’uhe gme’a”. ‘Nu’uhe gme’a’ is performed by the man’s family sending the marriage emissary to the woman’s house. But if a man does not perform the nu’uhe gme’a rites, he cannot hold a funeral ceremony for the dead wife.
Source: GhanaWeb May 22, 2022 11:53 UTC