Former President John Dramani Mahama has hailed Ghanaians who promote made-in-Ghana foods by consuming local beans and gari popularly called Gob3.
Lovers of beans and gari known as Gob3 have curved a nickname for themselves; Gob3 eaters association describing the delicacy as a ‘savior’.
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On the 27th of October, 2022, John Mahama organized a public lecture on the economic crisis in the country while giving some possible solutions to the economic hardship. During his speech, John Mahama hailed Gob3 eaters association saying that they are helping the economy.
“Let us consciously eat more of our local foods like yam. Local grains like maize, rice, our local rice. Cassava beans, gɔbɛ (laughs). Those of you of the Gɔbɛ Eaters Association. You are doing very well for Ghana because you are saving Ghana very important critical foreign exchange,” he said.
H.E John Mahama during his speech highlighted some importance of consuming our locally made foods adding that it will “reduce the pressure on our currency”.
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“Aside from the sugar, those who are also eating, the Koko Eaters Association-koose and koko. Apart from the sugar, they are also doing Ghana a good service. This way, we will reduce demand for foreign currency and reduce the pressure on our currency and boost domestic production to create a win-win situation,” said Mr. Mahama.
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