As part of its mandate to support the development of youth, Promassidor Ghana, through its Subsidiary culinary brand, ONGA, has promoted the cause of empowerment and innovation among African youth who converged in the just-ended International Youth Diplomacy Conference, IYDC- ACCRA 2022, held at the University of Ghana, Legon and competition hosted at the Palma Hotel, Spintex.
Over the years, there has been a Social Media “outpour” as to which country makes the best Jollof, and ONGA through its flavour-filled blend of herbs and spices and stock seasoning products which guarantees a superior taste and aroma while delivering nutritious quality brought the “Jollof battle” to an end as Nigeria emerged Winners of the Competition with their perfect finishing in good time and mouth-watering tasty dish.
The Event dubbed “All African Jollof Cooking Competition”, saw stiff competition between 5 African Countries namely; Ghana, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia who battled it out for the Jollof Trophy. Jollof rice is a Staple food which is common in West African Countries.
This was amidst entertaining music in the background with delegates dancing and cheering on their country or sub-African regional representatives.
Criteria for the judgement of the competition included speed, innovation, teamwork, presentation and, of course, taste as the overall determinant. Judges for the contest were Guests from Non-Jollof cooking African countries to give a neutral and fairgrounds for judgement.
The winners were presented with branded souvenirs and products from ONGA Ghana.
IYDC is a four (4) – day conference organised annually by IFED GLOBAL in Ghana for the youth across and within Africa. The conference has over the years empowered and developed many youth from across the continent and has witnessed the presence of so many great personalities within the continent as well.
In 2022, the event was attended by several hundreds of youth delegates from various African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Somaliland, Zimbabwe and hosted great public personalities such as Professor Stephen Adei, Hon. Ing. Kwabena A. Agyepong, Mrs Tracey Owusu Addo (Wife to renowned award winning artiste, Sarkodie) among others.