AN ENGAN GROOM PAYS K220, 000, 4-BEDROOM HOUSE TO HB BRIDE
Enga is famous for internal power struggles, communal pride, tribal prestige and hospitality.
Bride price payment is one cultural activity which intends to achieve these objectives.
An Engan groom paid in January K220, 000 cash and a four-bedroom house to his Hanuabada bride.
He made the payment to reinforce his Maini tribe’s prestige.
33-year-old Melissa and her relatives also received 33 pigs, 2 cassowaries and one cow at their Baruni homes in NCD.
She is a mother of two-a boy and a girl.
Father Isaac Umbu Pupu of Pausa in Wapenamanda presented the bride price to her parents and relatives.
The members of his tribe witnessed the occasion.
Meanwhile, the record bride price paid in the province and entire country is K3.86 million cash.
On top of this, a property in Australia and other materials boosted the communal obligation.
A groom (identity withheld) is still the record breaker.
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