Veronica met Tonny at rotary club meetings in the neighboring country. They were both Rotarians.Tonny was the president of the club and was very enthusiastic about rotary activities.
The two met again pursuing masters in the same University. They went to the same church and had a lot in common. They seemed to like each other from the very beginning at Rotary club but Veronica knew they could never be however much they were head over hills for each other.
Tonny was coming from a totally far away tribe yet her parents demanded that no one in the family should marry an ‘outsider’, as they referred to people from other tribes.
The bond became so strong between the two of them. They fell in love and started dating.
Veronica’s parents did all they could to discourage their daughter and even tried to put her wedding to a halt.
Her parents finally gave up when they saw how their daughter was determined not to let anything get in her way with Tonny.In the end, they got married and the parents had to accept their son-in-law regardless of tribe.
Ironically, Veronica and Tonny’s marriage has been the most peaceful unlike her sisters’ who got married to their tribe-mates and family friends. Her parents have finally come to realize that there is actually no harm in intermarriages.
Some primitive cultures still look at intermarriages as a curse or something extremely wrong.Nonetheless; intermarriages are a big blessing as they help bond different ethnicities.
Through intermarriages, racial discrimination becomes a thing of the past. Tribal stereotypes and talking ill of other ethnicities will be unheard of with mixed marriages.
Farouk Ndemezo says that intermarriages are one way of bringing different tribes together.
“I’m a Rwandan and I married an Easterner from Uganda. At first, my parents seemed bothered with the fact that I had crossed borders. They were also not fine with the fact that I had crossed borders to a totally different region that wasn’t any close,” says Ndemezo.
He adds that there is a unique closeness with his in-laws.
“Father no longer looks at people basing on trivial issues like tribe and nationality,” he discloses.
Family and society ties will be made stronger through intermarriages.