Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South has organized a cooking show for Queen mothers in the municipality.
The event was sponsored by Gino foods, and was aimed at showcasing the rich and authentic traditional Ghanaian meals and cooking methods in the wake of the influx of cooking shows on Social Media and on the Internet which tend to misrepresent the traditional Ghanaian ways of cooking.
The over 40 participants were selected from the three traditional areas in the municipality; Aflao, Somé and Klikor.
Dishes prepared included; Dzemkple also known in other parts of the country as Aprapransa, Abobitadi (anchovies in tomato sauce), Detsipipi (thickened lightsoup), Amanyanyè (amadetsi made from water leaves), Lamumudetsi (fresh fish soup), Okro Stew and Morlutadi (rice stew).
Opening the event, the Ketu South MP, who is also a queenmother, known among her people as “Mama Dzramedo I,” said, she saw her role as Member of Parliament, as complimenting the traditional and cultural leadership in the municipality, hence the event.
She said, it was important for political leaders to work with the custodians of our culture and traditions in the total development of the human resources of the country.
Madam Gomashie said, the event was to give her and the Queens, an opportunity to talk about women issues like menstruation, puberty, widowhood etc, from both a traditional and contemporary perspective.
Mama Cornelia, a development queen, contributing to the discussions as the show was ongoing, said it was important for our traditions to be preserved to ensure unique ways of promoting tourism in the country.
She expressed appreciation on behalf of the Queenmothers to the MP and the sponsors for coming up with the event to bring female traditional leaders in the municipality together to share ideas and learn from each other.
The participants took home assorted Gino products (Gino tomato mix, Gino Pepper etc) and baskets of Onions.
They were also presented with certificates of participation.