Men urged to marry

Villagers of Nabukadogo at the capacity building program held in the village yesterday. Picture: LUISA QIOLEVU

Villagers of Nabukadogo at the capacity building program held in the village yesterday. Picture: LUISA QIOLEVU

THE increase of bachelors in various villages of Macuata has become a worrying trend for village elders.

This issue was discussed at yesterday’s capacity building program organised by the Commissioner Northern’s office at Nabukadogo Village.

Village headman Orisi Dovibua said despite numerous announcements at village meetings for young men to get married, the issue remained unresolved.

“It’s like they prefer to hang around with their own crowd and most of them are too shy to even talk to women,” he said.

“We hope that after this program, they will be motivated to get married so we can at least have more developments done in the village.”

Macuata provincial administrator Semi Kuru said they had noted an increasing number of single young men in villages.

“Right now, we cannot really tell. The reason these young men in villages are still not married,” Mr Kuru said.

“Most of these young men would drink kava throughout the night, knowing that they don’t have anything planned out for the next day and this could just be a reason for their bachelor lives,” he said.

“We are here to enlighten them on what they can do in order for them to get married and contribute to the developments in their respective villages.”

He added that one of the main reasons for delayed developments was the lack of population in the area.

“We have come up with certain business programs to empower the young men and hopefully change the issue of bachelors faced in villages,” he said.

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