McDan Reveals What Was His Biggest Fear Before Marriage And How He Overcame It
Entrepreneur and CEO of the McDan Group of Companies, also known as “McDan,” has admitted that before getting married, housekeeping money—commonly referred to in Ghana as “chop money“—was one of his biggest anxieties.
This, according to Daniel McKorley, was the main reason for disagreements between his parents when he was a child.
Speaking on the Super Morning Show, he disclosed that he had grown up in a very low-income household and had seen his parents fight frequently over “chop money.”
“To be honest, I grew up in a very poor family [and] before I got married, I was afraid of ‘chop money.’ It was one word I feared so much because I didn’t want to have a wife, and I’ll be giving excuses when it was time to put money on the table.
“So I refused to marry, and it was hard for me because I grew up in a family where I saw chaos because of chop money, bills and all that,” he revealed.
He claimed that the arguments between his parents over housekeeping money drove him to put in long hours to support his family.
“Chop money can break a marriage. It’s a tough thing; that’s why I didn’t want to go on that tangent [of my parents], so I had to break my back and make sure I put food on the table for the family,” he said.
He had just advised men to stop pinning their future aspirations on their wives’ income when he gave this counsel.
The business magnate stated that a wife’s wage is completely hers and should not be exploited by her husband at this year’s Father’s Day event, which was organized by Joy Prime on Saturday, June 18.
He maintained his position despite receiving a great deal of criticism for his comment from the general population.
“The truth is still the same. We are powerless to attempt to alter the story. The money of a woman is not your (the man’s) money; a man must be a man.
“Women are to be respected [because] they are the sweetest and most wonderful creatures God gave humanity. There’s no way you should be an autocratic husband because you pay the bills,” he said.
“If your salary is low, it doesn’t mean you should change the narrative. But, if you don’t have enough and the woman spends on you, make sure you pay back,” he stressed.