“Don’t Abuse Valentine’s Day”- NBU Sends Strong Message To Ghanaians

Coordinator for the European Union Funded Project; No Business As Usual (NBU) has delivered a strong message to Ghanaians especially the youth vis-à-vis how they must go about the celebration of Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2021.

Ahead of the day set aside for the celebration, Roberta Aryeteh said in her statement at the hub of the project in an interview with the media that the days where scores of celebrants deviated from the original intent behind the celebration by indulging in immoral acts are past and gone.

Premised on the original purpose for the celebration of the feast of Saint Valentine which are the demonstration of love and affection towards each other, Roberta Aryetey advised Ghanaians to refrain from any act which seeks to abuse the occasion.

She coughed out these words when a training program dubbed; “IDEANOMICS 13” was in session at the hub on 13th February 2021.

She averred that the demonstration of love should not be limited to on 14th February but should rather be an everyday thing.

At the event, officials of the project took participants through tutorials on love and things to look out for before settling with their partners.

Prior to that, they were given the opportunity to watch a highly didactic 1 hour 25 minutes Ghanaian movie on love titled; “LOVE BREWED IN AN AFRICAN POT” .

Per its educative content; love collides with social class and colonialism when Aba Appiah, born to privilege, falls in love with Joe Quansah, son of a fisherman.

Her father, retired civil servant Kofi Appiah, has other plans for her, and seeks to block their marriage.

The resulting conflict has complex and unexpected consequences.

At the event, marriage couple who served as speakers for the occasion per lessons picked from the movie gave participants guidelines on how to have a successful marriage.

Mr. Daniel Sarpong, an Architect by profession together with his wife Deborah Appiah-Kyeremeh Sarpong, a student lawyer gave participants vital tip needed to guide them in choosing the guide partner for marriage.

According to them, the first thing to consider is a man or woman who can make them happy in marriage not the one with pedigree.

Others were; knowing each other well; temperament, background etc.

They informed participants never to marry someone who has a low self esteem.


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