- Striking photos of waakye packaged in jars with added shito, stew and gari have stirred massive conversation on social media
- Many have rejected the idea of waakye being packaged in jars while others say it's environmentally friendly
- Waakye is one of Ghana's favourite local dishes
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Images of jarred Waakye, one of Ghana’s favourite local dishes packaged with added shito, stew, gari and macaroni have erupted tons of commentaries from social media users.
Usually, waakye vendors wrap the people’s favourite food in large leaves called katemfe leaves or package it in a takeaway bag or plastic bowls.
Most Ghanaian opt for the local dish for breakfast, or its alternative, porridge known as koko.
The emergence of the striking photos of waakye packaged in jars have had social media buzzing and have evoked varied views from Ghanaians.
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While some are of the view that it is innovative and environmentally friendly, some have also said that the heat would cause early food spoilage.
Despite the argument that there’s the need to brand our local food and make them suitable for the international market, many have also posited that waakye in jars is too much.
The latest jarring images sighted by YEN.com.gh have garnered attention on social media.
According to @_kwasiakwa, ''no matter how tasty the waakye in jar is, it will never beat the taste of waakye in leaves or in polythene bag.''
''FireFireHundred points symbolHundred points symbol charlie that waakye hits very differently herhSmiling face with heart-shaped eyesSmiling face with 3 hearts. Let all be Guided Please Folded handsHundred points symbol #WaakyeLivesMatter,'' he added.
@chenpuopascali1 considers waakye packaged in jars as abuse of the food.
He wrote: ''This is an abuse on #Waakye. It is sacrilege to do this
Some things are better left to be traditionally.#WaakyeLivesMatter.''
“I can’t breath, I can’t breath” Crying face Poor waakye. This is homicide. Even the “takeaway packs” sef be 1st degree murder, now containers?. #WaakyeLivesMatter,''@GubaInspires said.
@herh_wisen wrote: ''Why are you killing Waakye like thisWeary face. Please let Waakye go Sleepy face. Waakye can’t breath Loudly crying face waakye nso nanka y3di no wc plate moFace with tears of joyBroken heart. By force packagingNeutral face #WaakyeLivesMatter.''
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