This Ghanaian Village Is Banning Girls On Their Period From Their Only Means Of Getting To School


This Ghanaian Village Is Banning Girls On Their Period From Their Only Means Of Getting To School

By 234 Star

By Tosin Olakotan

A California court has ordered the President of the United States of America to return pop music icon Michael Jackson’s glove to the President of Equatorial Guinea’s son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang. In October 2011, the Obama administration seized assets worth $71 million from the 41 year old, including a yacht, a $38m Gulfstream jet, and $3.2m dollars worth of bejewelled Michael Jackson memorabilia, including the crystal-encrusted glove from the singer’s 1987 ‘Bad’ tour, purchased for $300,000.

Obiang currently serves as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in his father’s administration, for which he’s paid a monthly salary of $6,800. The court said Obiang hasn’t been charged with any crime in his home country, nor in the U.S, and therefore should take possession of his properties seized by the American government.

‘ data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” src=”https://i2.wp.com/234star.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ghannaa.jpg?resize=491%2C327&ssl=1″ alt=”” width=”491″ height=”327″ data-recalc-dims=”1″>According to reports, a ban was given by a local river god that menstruating girls should desist from crossing the River Ofin, in the Upper Denkyira East district, in the Central Region of Ghana.

In order not to provoke the gods, traditional leaders in the country have banned school girls from crossing the river every Tuesday and when they are menstruating.

What this means is that the girls would be missing out on classes since the river is the only way they can access their schools.

Talking to BBC, UNICEF’s menstrual hygiene ambassador Shamima Muslim Alhassan said, “It seems the gods are really powerful aren’t they? Sometimes I think that we need to ask for some form of accountability from these gods who continue to bar a lot of things from happening, to account for how they have used the tremendous power that we have given them.”

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