KoKMA Climaxes Eat and Wear Ghana Week Celebration With Cooking Competition

The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly has culminated the three day Ghana Week Celebration with a cooking session to showcase Ghanaian dishes. The special event, titled "Eat and Wear Ghana," aimed at promoting Ghana's cultural heritage and fostering entrepreneurship by encouraging citizens to embrace local cuisine and traditional clothing.

In an address to the audience, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah, emphasized the importance of observing Ghana Week and its potential for projecting Ghana's rich culture and heritage. He further highlighted that the theme, "Eat and Wear Ghana," encapsulates the essence of a vibrant community that embodies the rich cultural tapestry of our nation. It serves as a reminder that our cultural identity is deeply rooted in the food we consume, the clothes we wear, and our artistic craftsmanship and creativity.

He went on to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and passion that go into creating these culinary masterpieces by our talented local chefs. He further called on citizens to patronize our local restaurants, street food vendors, and food producers as it is one of the many ways to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our local economy.

The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Emmanuel Basie, stated in his speech that our attire speaks volumes about our heritage and individuality. The vibrant Kente cloth, the elegant batakari, and the graceful smock are just a few examples of the exquisite garments that define us as Ghanaians. By embracing our traditional clothing and supporting our local textile industry, we preserve our cultural legacy and empower our talented weavers, tailors, and designers.

He emphasized that our cultural identity is a precious gift that we must cherish and nurture. "Eat and Wear Ghana" symbolizes our commitment to celebrating our heritage, supporting local industries, and fostering national pride.

The Head of Culture, Mrs. Roberta Plange, stated in her speech that "Our culture is the bedrock of our identity, and it is essential that we honor and preserve it."

Equally important is the significance of our traditional attire. Our clothing tells stories of our history, our values, and our aspirations. When we don our Kente, we proudly display the craftsmanship and skill of our weavers. When we wear our smock, we honor the traditions and customs of our northern brothers and sisters.

The celebration ended with a cooking competition among the workers. The units and departments were grouped into 5 groups, with each group treating the audience to various local dishes like Kokonte with groundnut soup, rice balls with soup, fufu with goat soup, Apreprensa, and many more.

By embracing our traditional garments, we keep alive the stories and symbols that define us as Ghanaians.

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