YEN.com.gh readers have engaged in a hot debate and brainstorming session on Facebook about using 20 cedis to prepare food.
The question, which was posted on the official Facebook page of YEN.com.gh asks: “When your husband drops GHC20 for you to cook and you know that is is not enough, but as a good wife you need to manage it, what can you cook with GHC20?”
This question, seemingly controversial, has reached nearly 400,000 people on Facebook as at the time this article was being written.
It has also triggered a lot of reactions and comments.
While some women believe they can’t manage 20 cedis for any meal, others believe it is possible.
For those who believe it is not possible, they have attributed the situation to the high prices of goods and services at the market place.
And for those who believe it is possible, some of them went as far as mentioning the wild foods they can cook with that sum.
One of the many comments which could readily catch anyone’s attention is the one made by a reader by name Maame Abena Takyiwaa.
She even went ahead to release a budget of ‘fufu with light soup’ prepared with the 20 cedis, and still getting a change of 2 cedis.
Maame Abena Takyiwaa wrote: “Fufu with light soup. Cassava 2 cedis, plantain 1 cedi, onion 1 cedi, pepper 50p, maggi 50p, Tin Tomatoes 1 cedi, meat 5 cedis, garden eggs 1 cedi, fish 5 cedis, change 2 cedis.”
Her comment, which seems to be a joke, has attracted over 1,000 reactions.
As expected, some men are applauding her, saying she is a good example of a “resourceful and capable” wife.
Meanwhile, some readers also claim they can use 20 cedis to prepare Tuo Zaafi and Ayoyo, Banku with ‘Abobi’, ‘Konkonte’ with groundnut soup featuring cow meat, Banku with pepper and fried fish, Akple with Ademe soup, ‘Anointed’ rice, also called rice with oil, beans and plantain, and fufu with chicken lightsoup.
It is such an interesting interaction. Kindly join our official Facebook page and let us know what food you can also prepare with that amount.
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