The maiden edition of Ghana Food Festival, a food carnival to bring together food, arts, and entertainment lovers has been launched in Accra.
An initiative by the Maximum Promotions Limited, a Ghanaian-based Brands and Events Management Company in collaboration with Pen It Multimedia is to promote Ghana and its culinary culture to the world.
It is scheduled to take place at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra on Saturday, October 22, 2022 and will among other things showcase local cuisines from across the length and breadth of the country’s sixteen (16) regions.
Ghana Food Festival will also present a platform for entrepreneurs and businesses in the non-food production chain, made-in-Ghana products, most importantly, to network, form partnerships, trade and sell their wares.
Maximum Promotions Limited on Ghana Food Festival
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maximum Promotions Limited, Mr. Emmanuel Forson, in an interview with GhanaPlus.com said the event is geared toward celebrating the country’s culinary culture.
According to him, Ghana is blessed with healthy delicacies as such, the citizenry must be encouraged to consume locally made foods and shun what he described as the “junk”.
Ghana Food Festival, Mr Forson said is also to complement government’s effort to boost tourism in the country.
“President Akufo-Addo recently launched the #DestinationGhana initiative to whip up interest among travellers around the globe to look to Ghana to satisfy their leisure and vacation desires”.
“If you look at it critically, food tourism is one area that could attract foreigners to Ghana besides the tourist centres and the country’s peaceful atmosphere. Our event is to provide an avenue to attract foreigners into the country,” he said.
Ghana Food Festival will present its prestigious attendees a variety of local cuisines to choose from, notably, fufu, tuo-zafi, akple, banku, tubani and Ghana’s irresistible and world acclaimed rice meal, Ghana Jollof.
Others will include waakye, kenkey, beans otherwise known as red red, kelewele, omutuo, ampesi, and fried yam.
Ghanaian beverages and snacks such as hausa koko, tom brown, ekuegbemi, oblayo, nkate cake, corn, roasted plantains, and groundnuts sobolo, asaana, poloo, pito, nkatse cake, and the likes will also be available at the festival for sale.
Mr. Forson called on Ghanaians and other nationalities to attend the event to make it a success.
He explained, there would be live band music, bouncy castle and face painting session for kids, as well as other indoor and fun games to spice the event.
“Ghana Food Festival will generally provide business and networking opportunities, partnerships between vendors, exhibitors, and attendees” the Maximum Promotions Limited boss told GhanaPlus.com.
He encouraged food vendors and businesses involved in the manufacturing of made-in-Ghana products and services to book their stands by calling +233 (0) 556 317 400 or sending an email to email@example.com.