Historic photo of pretty Ghanaian women grinding corn on huge stones pops up online

Historic photo of pretty Ghanaian women grinding corn on huge stones pops up online

A photo that has recently emerged online has given insight into how Ghanaian women in the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana, used to grind corn on stones.

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The picture, dated April 20, 2019, shows some Ghanaian women in local prints allegedly grinding corn with stones.

While the use of stone grinders is not unique to Ghana and its use in many modern homes is fading, the stones are still being used in areas especially in rural parts of the country.

Grinding corn on huge stones is labour intensive and usually, in homes where there is a lot of work to be done, some households divided the work amongst the women present.

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The picture reveals how Ghanaian women continue to be the backbone of their families, providing labour and economic support.

A popular Facebook page shared the photo which has since gained traction on social media.

Meanwhile, Elvis Tefe, a 16-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate who got admitted to Adisadel College after he shared his challenge in securing placement in a senior high school is already fraternising with other ''santaclausians''.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Elvis gained media traction when he granted an interview regarding uncertainties associated with the placement of Junior High School (JHS) graduates in Senior High School (SHS).

After graduating from the Budumburam DA Basic School, Tefe gained admission to Adisadel College to study Visual Arts following reports about his plight.

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