Both the married and unmarried Africans living abroad are perturbed one way or the other: The married African man whose wife is living in his homeland or native country is faced with the problem of using hefty sum of money to bring his wife from Africa to come live with him abroad.Again, he is having the problem of how to nurture her to suit his life and the economic and social nature of the said abroad country the wife has come to reside with him.In the US at least, one could petition for his future wife by way of the Fiancé Visa provision or through outright marriage which could take upward of twenty months. But why do African men go though this tortuous and circuitous immigration process? Though the preceding assertion is not empirically grounded, one can not but notice that “greenhorn marriages” dissolve quicker — mostly within five years with or without offspring.Why do African men go home to marry instead of marrying the women they’ve wined and dined and romanced right here in the US. More often than not most of these marriages are not based on love or affection.The programme is part of two main development plans: an economic development plan and the “Vision 2030” plan: the “Vision 2030” is a national development programme towards the year 2030 which has been launched in April 2014.The programme focuses on the prevention of teenage pregnancy and child marriage as well as providing social protection to girls who were married as children.
If we all know the merits and importance of marriage, why do some of our African married ladies get to abroad and run away from their husbands?Within the last eighteen months I have attended nine welcoming parties.These are parties by friends and acquaintances who went to Africa, marry and successfully petitioned for their wives to come to the United States.On the contrary, the unmarried African man faces the problem of whether to marry a lady from the abroad nation he lives or to go to his country to marry.There is no vivid statistic in Ghana or Nigeria or any other African country to depict the rate at which married ladies living in African practice infidelity or adultery but if programs aired on the various Ghanaian Radio or Fm stations globally are anything to be measured or go by, then one will be closer to excellent to say many African men whose wives are living in Africa are still not breathing well--they are always sitting on thorns with their wives back home in Africa.