- A medical doctor, Dr. Boniface Okolo, has cautioned people against the consumption of 'gari soakings'
- According to him, rats feed on the cassava used to make the gari from which soakings is prepared
- Dr. Okolo added that the Nigerian delicacy, eba, presents a lesser risk since hot water is used to prepare it
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YEN.com.gh has learned that a medical doctor, Dr. Boniface Okolo, has raised concerns about the consumption of ‘gari soakings.’
According to him, there is the possibility of the contraction of Lassa fever after the consumption of the gari.
Dr. Okolo, who is the director of public health, gave the warning in the course of an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
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Per a report by celebritiesbuzz.com.gh, he added that the rats that cause the disease feast on the cassava used to prepare the gari.
Explaining further, he said: “It is better than the cassava flakes called gari is used for ‘eba’, because of the use of hot water."
He, therefore, advised that consumers should use air-tight clean plastic containers to preserve food items in order to avoid the Lassa fever and other diseases.
In other news, Millie Odhiambo, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Suba North in Kenya, has cautioned men against giving money to women they invite on a date.
According to her, it is also foolish to pay a woman’s lorry fare as it is better for them to deal with it on their own.
She went on to say that it is better for women to pay their own fares and also for men to pay their own fare to visit women.
Per a report by pulse.com.gh, she went on to say that we are living in an equal world and for that reason, women should be able to pay their own fares.
Millie added that foolish men who allow themselves to be used as ATMs by women should not complain when they are broke.
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