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    Congolese MP proposes $500 dowry payment for city girls, $200 for village girls


    A Congolese lawmaker has presented a bill in the country’s Parliament,  proposing a separate dowry payment for city girls and their village counterparts. 

    Local media reports say MP Daniel Mbau has through the bill proposed a dowry payment of $500 for city girls and $200 for village girls.

    He is reported to have told his colleague lawmakers that the present high dowry price of between $2,000 and above was causing many young people to avoid lawfully marrying.

    The situation, he reportedly resulting in a significant number of rapes.

    He is also reported to have said that youth unemployment in Congo was high and that the youth do not have money to pay high dowry.


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