We do agree that family hood is treasured a lot the world over especially in Africa where the belief in the extended family still largely remains a kingpin in the culture and tradition. However no matter how much value we place on certain tenets of our culture, one thing that seriously threatens its sustenance is poverty that seems

never to leave our whole state and condition. These days it is common to have many single parents more out of choice than by some destiny or whatever. After all it is still better to have children even without being married, rather than waiting for marriage that will never come and in the process cross the age of child bearing. Tell me why are children so special and important? Especially in Africa marriages easily break up if there are no issues to show for that marriage.