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The Luxury in living in the Village

Looking at how the cities and towns are overly populated and limited due to the Rural-Urban migration, one might think that too soon there will be no one living in the villages.
So many people in the villages have been told of good stories in the cities like Better Jobs, Education, Cars, Houses, Quality clothing and Health Care thereby convincing them to join them in the city.
Surprisingly, when they arrive in the city those stories seems to exist in a story book but does not merely exist in reality. Instead of returning to the Village, they sometimes force their way up making them engaging in all sort of living just to provide for themselves.
Sometime you may think the city life is better than village life. Children living in the city can get a good education, because there are better schools in the town than in the village. When a person falls ill there are good government and private hospital in the city to get treatment. There is electricity, highway, communication, telecommunication, plumb facilities in the city. So people can lead a comfortable and enjoyable life. But thinking of it, are people in the cities really living a comfortable lifestyle?
The Pros in living in the Village;

1. It’s beautiful and with a calming atmosphere. Village has the best environmental scenery for humans both young and old. There are less pollution in the air and the greenly atmosphere makes it pleasant to avoid some communicable diseases.

2. There is virtually no crime. This is arguable but certainly true. Comparing the high number of crimes recorded in the cities to villages; indicate that one is safer without the Police in the Village than the city.

3. The community is close and supportive. The village community makes rural life socially pleasant. You get the chance to meet the friendly and helpful neigbours. Since there are no facebook, Twitter, TV games in the village traditional way of social interaction is strong. Every one business is up for discussion and support is duly given.

4. Get fresh vegetables and fruit everyday. Talking about fresh foods from the farm to the dinning hall, then the Village community are living longer because of that. The city dwellers never get to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
5. There is virtually no noise. The city is over capacitated with many unpleasant sounds which makes sometimes hurt the ears. The Village welcomes ‘No Disturbance’ tag.
Now to the Cos in living in a city;
*Living in the country is essentially far more time consuming. 10 miles to nearest petrol station, 2 hours to work, 1 hour to cover 20 miles to see a dentist thanks to the traffic lights everywhere directing delays.

* No gas supply, frequent power cuts in stormy weather. City dwellers mostly complain about the quality service delivery of the energy providers. Meanwhile, the Village community is comfortable sitting at the fire side sharing jokes and stories.
* Car use was essential- Without a car you are pretty much stuck. Public transport is a nightmare and can be expensive. Getting a taxi is extremely expensive. Most prayers to God by City dwellers include owing a car while village community asks for energy to walk a longer distance.

If you had to choose between raising your kids in the city or village, which would you choose? According to a recent survey, both locations have pluses and minuses, and parents’ attachment to their city or village often dictates where they choose to raise their children.
According to the survey, 42 percent said they have always lived in the city and are raising their kids there, while nearly the same percentage chose to stay put in the suburbs to raise their families.
Well, Village communities also live in luxury. The Choice is yours!

By: Samuel Mantey
Twitter: SamuelMantey


June 19, 2012 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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