The average Ashanti is polygamous. Many men strive to marry more than one woman to show their readiness to support a large family and their generosity. Ashanti communities are basically communal and the wealth of one should benefit all. And many men think the best way perhaps, of sharing wealth is taking two or more wives.
Despite difficulties brought about by the custom of inheritance by people other than one’s own children, the average Ashanti feels a clear duty towards his wives and children. It is the father’s responsibility to train his children to be truly men of valour and honesty.