The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, H E Gregory Andrews has admonished and advised Ghanaians to desist from eating their waakye (popular Ghanaian dish consisting of rice and beans) from rubber/plastic bags but instead normalize the use of broad, natural leaves to contain the food.
The advice was written in Twi as "Ahaban papa w) h) aa, wo se roba. Ghanafuor mo mma yenfa ahaban ndi y3n ara y3n jollof. 3no na 3y3.." It was well received and applauded especially by those of Facebook who praised the Senior Diplomat for seamlessly weaving himself into the Ghanaian culture so fast. The post is part of a campaign to reduce the use of plastics in the country and promote a clean Ghana.
For those who may not know, waakye is one of Ghana's most treasured dishes and many buy it on a daily across the streets of the country. It is mostly sold with gari, spaghetti, salad, eggs, plantain and other assortment. Mostly, it is served in polythene bags, leaves or bowls depending on your preference.
Mr Gregory Andrews has fallen in deep love with Ghanaian dishes and can't seem to stop enjoying these delightful delicacies. Mr Andrews is a senior diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was most recently Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch and has previously served overseas as First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Beijing.
Mr Andrews holds a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from the Australian National University; and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle and he is committed to giving his best to Ghana during his stay here.
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