- Some Ghanaian traders have reacted to the advice given by President Akufo-Addo to Ghanaians about the kind of food to eat
- As part of his address on Sunday, May 10, 2020, he advised Ghanaians to consume more of local food in order to boost the immune system
- Some Ghanaians have, meanwhile, reacted to the video
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A cross-section of Ghanaians has endorsed the presidential directive on the consumption of local foods.
In a video that has since gone viral, people at the Race Course Market at Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, shared their opinion on some food items such as dawadawa and kontomire.
Traders at the market endorsed dawadawa, saying it is very good. A woman added that she knows of dawadawa, but has never purchased some before.
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An unidentified man added that dawadawa is very good and his wife uses it for so many things.
Another woman indicated that dawadawa moves very fast but she expects it to sell more, especially after the president’s directive.
Portions of the video also showed the traders advertising their wares and calling on passers-by to buy from them.
Social media users also took the opportunity to share their opinion about the video:
Baah wondered why attention should be focused on such a course of action.
Marfo added that there is a need to shift focus to those in the villages.
Seyram doubted he would enjoy the dawadawa.
Nkreabea predicted the prices of such products would increase.
Agyarkwah noted that dawadawa is very good for one's health.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has listed 11 different local Ghanaian foods that can help the citizens in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president revealed the list in his address to the nation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana and the measures that are to be taken to curb its effects.
According to the president, 11 Ghanaian foods namely oranges, kontomire, millet, cashew nut, crab, plantain, okra, dawadawa, brown rice and mushrooms; are very helpful in the fight against COVID-19.
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