Gregory Andrews: Australian High Commissioner eats fufu with left hand; Ghanaians react to photos

Gregory Andrews: Australian High Commissioner eats fufu with left hand; Ghanaians react to photos

Australia's High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrew, assumed his role in the country less than four months ago but he is already immersing himself into the Ghanaian culture.

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In new photos, the Australian High Commissioner has been spotted eating fufu, one of the most popular local dishes in Ghana.

The first of the two photos has Andrew who is dressed in a shirt made from African print seated behind a bowl of fufu with soup poured on it just like every Ghanaian eats it.

Gregory Andrews: Australian High Commissioner eats fufu
Photo source: Facebook/Australia High Commissioner, Ghana
Source: Facebook

The second had the High Commissioner standing beside a woman who is likely to be the one who prepared the food.

Interestingly, Andrew ate his fufu with his bare left hand which is very unusual in Ghana. While it is not explicitly said, many Ghanaians do not see the left hand as 'clean' enough to feed with.

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Sharing the photos of his fufu eating on social media, the High Commissioner's official Facebook page revealed that he ate the fufu which was prepared by his friend called Safura with grasscutter (bushmeat) and smoked fish.

In the post, Andrew told the story of how some indigenous Australians also eat python as bushmeat which is called 'bush tucker' in that country.

He revealed that he prefers to eat the eggs of python which are cooked inside the body of the reptile.

Ending his write, Andrew touched on the use of his left to eat fufu which he described as the wrong hand and apologised.

The photos from Gregory Andrew has stirred mixed reactions from his followers on the social media network.

While many told him not to worry about the use of his left hand, others urged him to change to his right the next time. The python egg bit of his story also got some reactions.

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Meanwhile, the Australian High Commissioner was recently captured in a video while he cleaned up the dirty Laboma beach in Accra.

The clean-up exercise formed part of activities to mark September 19 as World Clean Up Day 2020

According to the High Commissioner, he joined the tedious clean-up exercise because of his passion for the environment.

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