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Ghana wins best jollof at 3rd Made-in-Ghana bazaar

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Ghana wins jollof war

The long-standing debate over which country has the best jollof rice has finally been settled at the "Jollof Wars" competition held during the 3rd Made-in-Ghana Bazaar.

Ghana emerged victorious, claiming the title for the best jollof, followed by Nigeria in second place and The Gambia in third.

Jollof rice, is a rice dish from West Africa. The dish is typically made with long-grain rice, tomatoes, chilies, onions, spices, and sometimes other vegetables and/or meat in a single pot.

Its ingredients and preparation methods vary across different regions.

The 3rd Made-in-Ghana Bazaar, a flagship program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, commenced on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Accra International Conference Centre. The event, themed "Promoting Made-in-Ghana Goods and Services for Economic Prosperity," showcased a variety of local products and services.

During the opening ceremony, the Minister for Trade and Industry, Kobina Tahir Hammond (MP), praised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for organizing the event. He emphasized the importance of promoting Made-in-Ghana goods and services on the international market and encouraged the public to support local products, highlighting their crucial role in the country's economic development and sustainability.

“Every purchase made here today helps to sustain livelihoods and promote productivity and sustainability in our communities,” Mr. Hammond added.

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mavis Nkansah-Boadu, addressed the gathering, stating that the Bazaar aims to facilitate the penetration of Ghanaian products and services into foreign markets through the network of Ghana’s Missions abroad and Diplomatic Missions accredited to Ghana.

She noted that this initiative would support the growth of Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with the impetus to expand into international markets, including the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Ambassador Ramses J. Cleland, Chief Director for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, expressed optimism that the three-day event would help achieve the Bazaar’s goals of economic development and support for Ghana's small and medium-scale sector.

The Bazaar featured a wide range of Made-in-Ghana goods and services, live performances of Made-in-Ghana music, and a panel discussion on "The Changing Nature of Economic Diplomacy - A Private Sector Perspective."

The event concluded on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Source: Mensah