Bono Regional Director of Gender and Social Protection has advised women in abusive relationships not to expose objects that potentially could be used to cause harm around.

Joycelyn Adii said this could curtail the rampant cases of spousal killings in Ghana.

She gave the advice when she spoke to Mark Abisah on Suncity Morning Drive on Suncity Radio in Sunyani on the backdrop of alarming rate of spousal abuse in the country.

Madam Adii also counseled women to devise exit plans when they find themselves in an abusive relationship.

She further called on parents to reduce the demand for bride price, saying, some men, unfortunately, confuse expensive bride price to mean absolute control over their wives.

She recalled a time when a family demanded a car, an iPhone, among others, as bride price.

She said men in relationships must be reasonable and handle differences with their partners non-violently to avoid the situation where bodily harm, and sometimes death, visited on them.

She, however, prays the law deals with all spousal abusers while victims are well counseled.

A Clinical Psychiatrist with Pantang Hospital, Aaron Wayoe-Tettey Baah advised married and unmarried partners to remain faithful to each other, both in Good and bad moments.

Also speaking on the same programme, he implored all partners struggling in their relationships to genuinely seek help from the right sources by opening up to the issues confronting them.

On his part, the Dwantoahene of the Sunyani Traditional Area, Nana Takyi Abeam II, who also contributed to the same program hosted by Mark Abisah, advocated for Ghanaians to revisit the traditional marriage bequeath by ancestors.

He argued that, unlike these days, parents had total control over their daughters and could decide to dissolve her marriage when found to be maltreated in her matrimonial home, a situation he claims prevented spousal abuse in the past.

Other speakers on the show, including Mr. George Yaw Ankamah, Bono Regional Director of Department Of Children, Rev. R. R. Yeboah, Mid-West Ghana Conference Sabbath School, and Mr. Kofi Asoma Regan, Former Assemblyman For Berekum Amangoase, were all of the views that parents should sit down with men who claim to have invested in their daughters, and take interest in such matters and solve them amicably.

According to them, these sometimes give these men the “false sense of entitlements and ownership”, leading to the abuse of their partners.