The New Juaben North Municipal Assembly Center for National Culture in collaboration with Agricultural department have demonstrated on the need to eat our local foods, on the theme: “CREATING AWARENESS AND PROMOTING OUR LOCAL DISHES FOR BETTER HEALTH”.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Comfort Asante in her address, commended the participants for taking part and urged the Public to be health conscious by ensuring they eat more of our local foods due to the require ingredients they contained.
She commended the organizers for a very good work done and therefore will make sure such event would come on every annually to educate the people about the need to eat more local foods.
Madam Hajia Yusif Habib, a nutritionist from the Ministry of Agriculture explained to the participants on the benefits of eating local foods.
She said the local foods contains the needed nutrients for the immune system of the body and to fight against any diseases of the body.
The Eastern Regional Director for Center for National Culture, Mr. Peter Marfo emphasized on the need to promote our National identity by patronizing our local foods and products.
He indicated that patronizing local products will boost the country’s economy and provide opportunity to our farmers, traders and other stakeholders.
Participants were also taught about how to prepare local drinks and foods which are rich in nutrients and good for our health system.
Beneficiary expressed their gratitude to the Assembly and the organizers for such an event which have increased their knowledge in cooking and also making local drinks for themselves.
Municipal Information Officer.