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No, we all need a little help from our friends! We all need a little help at some point. However much we think we are okay, we need each other’s support. This support comes in many ways; emotionally, spiritually, financially and so on. Anyone who doubts that should have their sanity checked. 
Ivan Ngoboka
Ivan Ngoboka

No, we all need a little help from our friends!

We all need a little help at some point. However much we think we are okay, we need each other’s support. This support comes in many ways; emotionally, spiritually, financially and so on. Anyone who doubts that should have their sanity checked. 

Zeroing down to this debate, whoever thought and drafted this motion must be one of those lonesome villains whose mind is occupied by nothing but self enrichment. A social enemy may be an understatement for the portrayal of their character.   

For starters, a wedding is undeniably a crucial stage in anybody’s life and shouldn’t be treated like any other ordinary event. So to pull off a respectable and memorable one, it has to take a lot of careful collective planning coupled with the reliability of a pool of resources.

To make that conceivable in these tough economic times, family and friends of the parties involved have to engage in a prior series of productive meetings to fundraise, budget, and allocate duties to particular members.

It is safe to say that whoever is against wedding meetings is also against Rwandan culture because the two are more or less the same. Wedding meetings were practiced by our ancestors dating back hundreds of centuries, and they never complained. So where does a 21st century bloke get the balls to suggest that they are no longer relevant?

Actually, if  logic  served everybody right ,then critics of wedding meetings would suck up and notice  that we need to embrace them now more than ever because first of all we need financial back up from each other in these murky economic times . They also serve as occasional worth while get-togethers for distant relatives and old friends, especially since everybody is absorbed in a demanding work schedule.

The virtuous thing is that it happens on a rotational basis. There will come a time when you need someone to come to your rescue – its called karma! Besides, some people have way too much money - dishing out some of it to a needy brother or sister is no problem at all.

In conclusion, attendance and contributions at wedding meetings is only voluntary, no one pick pockets or forces anyone at knife-point to contribute.  Wedding meetings’ critics should therefore seek better employment so they can save us the idle talk.

 

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