Sissala’s have been urged to revisit the extinct dishes that use to exist in the past as such meals are considered nutritious and good for our health, Chairman of Radford market opening ceremony Mr. Solomon Gbene, a retired a educationist admonishes on Saturday.
He said that “parts of our culture and traditions are fading because they have not been documented and stored for future use and same thing happened to our dishes making it difficult for women of today to prepare them”. ‘’What we eat determines who we are, if you don’t take food that will nourish you, definitely you are reducing you span of life ‘’he Mr. Solomon Gbene entreats.
You are what you eat and we need to be very careful of what we eat he emphasized. Mr. Solomon urged that there is the need to revisit what our forefathers used to eat. The Radford market was marked on the theme “using Radford market to document the traditional local food of the Sissala people”. Based on this the chairman said it was necessary to promote the consumption of the local meals between locals and foreigners and can be achieved through documentation.
The DCE for Sissala East District Hon. Karim Nanyua used the occasion to encourage businesses to produce their own local products especially detergents instead of always buying from sources outside as he disclosed governments plans to support small businesses with loans to expand their businesses.
The Member of Parliament Hon. Rodman Abass also urged that branding and packaging should to be key and used as an avenue to promote businesses and as well attract customers. Meanwhile, the businesses that participated in the Radford market were entreated to adopt savings in banks where their profits can be saved and managed to grow. An official of the Ghana Commercial bank who spoke to business owners on importance of savings said that saving monies in banks makes acquisition of loans easier