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Most Ghanaian marriages are illegal; several wedding premises are unlicensed — ORC

Social News Most Ghanaian marriages are illegal; several wedding premises are unlicensed — ORC
TUE, 25 JUN 2024 LISTEN

A significant number of marriages in Ghana may not be legal, according to the Office of the Registrar of Companies (ORC).

Jemima Memaa Oware, who heads the registrar's office, revealed on Tuesday, June 24, that most wedding premises in the country are not properly licensed to conduct marriages under the ordinance.

The registrar emphasized that only venues with a special license are authorized to solemnize marriages under Ghana's ordinance.

Without this, the union is considered null and void in the eyes of the law.

In an interview on JoyNews' AM Show, Mrs. Oware said "the ordinance marriage is very strict. The premises has to be licensed.”

“Sometimes, let's say the main church is licensed, and they think that the branches therefore can take the legality from the main church, no. Even the branches have to be licensed. So, if your main church is licensed for marriages and the branch is not licensed, that marriage is void,” she added.

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