Cape Coast High Court registered 319 marriages in 2011

A total of GH¢4,785 was realized in the registration of  319 marriages in  the  Cape Coast High Court last year as against GH¢2,288 received from 192 marriages in 2010.

Mrs Martha Biney,  senior registrar of the high court who disclosed this to the GNA on Wednesday said 105 church marriages were issued with certificates within the same period and that 50 marriages were  also dissolved.

She underscored the importance of registering marriages with the court, stressing that people who registered their marriages had the advantage to enjoy compensation or awards during a breach of agreement.

She said it cost only GH¢15.00 to have a marriage registered and a certificate issued and explained that one needed to file an affidavit after which the couple were given forms to fill and examined for 21 days.

Mrs Biney further explained that notices were given after the 21 days of examination after which the couples could gain a certificate of marriage, adding that religious differences did not matter and that once the couples were in good standard to stay on their own, they could register their marriage with the court.

She advise the youth, especially men, to be truthful to their partners and lead faithful lives since the survival and sustenance of most marriages depended on them as the head of the family.

Source: GNA

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