- Confirming the impact of the decrepit road on the nonexistence of suitors and a lack of severe marriage opportunities, another of the town’s maidens ...
The unkempt state of the major thoroughfare leading to the town of Amoma, in the Kintampo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana, has been blamed for the lack of suitors for resident and non-resident ladies of the town.
In a three minute video shared on Facebook by Yawson Duah of Kessben TV, which has so far amassed over 265 shares and 12000 plus views, one of the prime maidens of the town passionately and squarely laid their predicament at the feet of the awful road leading to their town.
According to her, vehicles that approach their town are forced to make a quick U-Turn due to the largely unmotorable road, which has been taken over by armed robbers, who capitalize on the absence of men within the community to extort money from them.
She added that things are in a very abnormal state for the young unmarried damsels of the town, mainly because of the awful road. Consequently, she appealed to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to fix the road before the year runs out. Admitting that she is a firm NPP supporter, she called out politicians for their unfulfilled promises to fix the road in the past, and warned them against coming to Amoma to canvass for votes, come election time, if the road is not repaired. She appealed to President Akufo-Addo to look in his book of ‘political photos’ for a picture he took with her in the past, during a campaign event.
Confirming the impact of the decrepit road on the nonexistence of suitors and a lack of severe marriage opportunities, another of the town’s maidens narrated the story of a non-resident lady of the town, who brought her gallant husband-to-be, a high ranking military officer to meet her parents and family members for ‘marriage talks’ etc. To cut a long story short, the proposal evaporated into the bad road as it handed the officer’s vehicle some serious potshots that led to expensive repair works that eventually forced him to back out of the relationship.
Although bad roads across the length and breadth of the country have been accused and held liable for many things, accusations of holding possible suitors hostage seem a bit far-fetched, however, that will be a task for politicians, economists, sociologists, and marriage counselors etc. to resolve.
Video credit - Yawson Duah