- The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, has defended Ghanaian Jollof over Nigerian jollof rice
- In a post on Twitter, he said ''there is no way Nigerian Jollof Rice could be better than the Ghanaian"
- Gregory Andrews' post has sparked a new debate amongst his followers online
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The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, has sparked a new debate about Ghanaian-Nigerian Jollof as he claims the Ghanaian makes the best jollof rice.
He reinforced the claim after he bought Jollof rice from the local eatery Dollar Rice in Osu in Accra for lunch.
In a series of posts on Twitter, the outspoken commissioner defended Ghana's Jollof saying Ghanaians prepare the best version compared to Nigerians.
''There is no way Nigerian Jollof rice could be better than the Ghanaian Jollof which I bought for lunch today from Dollar Rice on Oxford Street in Osu. Tell me I’m wrong, @AusHCAbuja. #JollofWars,'' his first post read.
Jollof is a celebrated dish hugely popular in countries such as Gambia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, with Ghana and Nigeria claiming to have the best version on the continent.
Gregory Andrews settled the long years of rivalry for supremacy between the two West African nations over which country has the best cuisine, reiterating his defence of the Ghanaian Jollof in a follow-up post.
''Naija Jollof never go fit bee pass Ghana ein own. As I chop ma own for Dollar Rice inside Osu, confam! @AusHCAbuja.''
The post by the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana has sparked a new debate between his followers, including Ghanaians and Nigerians about the country with the best jollof rice.
Replying to the post, Ethan Zuckerman Ethan said, ''Mr Ambassador, I am grateful that you've chosen the correct side in the Jollof wars, but as a matter of international peace and security, I must beg you not to post such mouthwatering photos of Ghanaian food at a moment where pandemic lockdown prevents us from travelling to Accra.''
Koffi Asante writes, ''Ghana wins! With this testimony from a higher office, let Ghanaians expect Australians to do more and something bigger than ever in Ghana. All because Ghana is above all a peaceful and friendly country. We are Ghanaians.Flag of GhanaFlag of GhanaFlag of GhanaFlag of Ghana #jollofwars.''
''Lol na true talk oo @AusAmbGHA. I'm a Male cook too, purposed to challenge the status quo, u can try my food too. I do the best Jollof here as well. Will be glad if you patronize,'' Nii Obour said.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian midwife, Rosemary Delali Gavor of the local Motokrodua Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) has been celebrated for her selflessness and commitment to her work.
Delali Gavor, 33, has been lauded by many including health officials for saving the lives of pregnant women and their unborn babies in the hard-to-reach Motokrodua community in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region.
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The young midwife has improvised the use of wooden doors to transport expectant mothers to the health facility for deliveries.
In other news, UK-based Nigerian writer and feminist, June Eric-Udorie, has celebrated graduating from Duke University in the United States.
The acclaimed journalist and blogger for The Guardian and New Statesman had turbulent times in previous years.
Despite her struggle with homelessness in the past, June Eric-Udorie defeated the odds and attained commendable feats, including being on the BBC list of "100 inspirational and influential women for 2016".
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