63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo marries 12-year-old girl in controversial customary marriage at Nungua

The Nungua Gborbu Wulomo has taken 12-year-old Naa Okromo as wife as a traditional customary demands in the GaDangme community.

According to a pro GaDangme news page on Facebook, Ablade TV Online, the Gborbu Wulomo of Nungua, Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsuru XXXIII who is 63 years old married a 12-year-old young girl named Naa Okromo on Saturday, March 30 in customary fashion.

Reports indicate that according to their community customs, Naa Okromo will now be addressed as Naa Ayemoede. She is expected to participate in a second customary ceremony focused on purification.

This ritual is thought to empower her to carry out her anticipated responsibilities as a wife to Gborbu Wulomo, which includes bearing children.

The atmosphere in the Ga community is tense, given the stark age difference between the groom and the bride. This raises the pertinent question: is this traditional custom still relevant in today’s age of globalization?

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