Two things common to the various customs are: a gathering of the extended families of the couple; and payment of a bride-price to the bride’s parents.
Customary marriages are potentially polygynous: a man may have as many customary wives as he can, and there is no limit to the number of such marriages that can be legally registered under the Customary Marriage and Divorce Registration Law, 1985 (PNDCL 112).
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Islamic marriage is a kind of marriage that is made in accordance with Islamic rules regarding marriage.
Marriages made under Islamic law may be polygynous.
By Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK March 7, 2015 In recent weeks, freedom of religion has become a contestable subject hotly debated in Ghana after some Muslim Youth in Western Region demonstrated against alleged religious discrimination against their compatriots in Christian Senior High Schools.
In response to their demands to allow such students the freedom to practise their faith, allow female students to cover their heads and not be compelled to attend Christian prayers, etc, President Mahama hurriedly issued a presidential edict, followed by further contradictory directives from the Ministry of Education.
There are as many variations of the custom as the ethnic groups there are in Ghana.
Often, people assume a Christian country is determined by the majority faiths being practised by way of numbers, the number of people who bear Christian names or those who go to church or attend mass on Sundays.
No, that is not what I mean, though by such definitions Ghana qualifies to be a Christian.
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