ONGA Ghana promotes youth empowerment & innovation at IYDC-Accra 2022’s All Africa Cooking contest

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.


These personalities imparted highly and extensively unto the youth, the various experiences, knowledge and skills they have garnered throughout their stages of progress in life and fields of study to their current stages of life, and they have helped the youth regain the beauty of their almost shedding scales and set them upon the path of superior progress.

The delegates were nutritionally and hygienically sustained with healthy dairy-based supplements from Cowbell, one of the brands of Promassidor Ghana Limited as the cooking Competition was ongoing.

Promassidor Ghana Limited, the producer of ONGA and other products is an award-winning company which has been in existence in Ghana since 1999 and is currently engaged in the production and distribution of Milk powder products etc. it has now become a leading food manufacturing company in Ghana.

Promassidor Ghana also has a great interest in developing and preparing the youth for the greater benefit and attainment of a successful and progressive future in addition to providing nutritious and healthy food supplements to the youth, which help boost their physical strength, emotional well-being and cognitive ability.

Source: Ghanaweb

International Youth Diplomacy Conference calls on African youth to be responsible

The International Youth Diplomacy Conference, (IYDC) has called on the youth of Africa to arise from their slumber and change the narrative of Africa by taking ownership of their lives and changing the status quo of doing things in their family, communities, nations, Africa and the world as a whole.
Executive President of IFED Global, organizers for the International Youth Diplomacy Conference, Mr. Acheampong Tutu made this call when he was speaking at the International Youth Diplomacy Conference in Accra on the theme; “Change Africa, Galvanizing Youth for Sustainable Development”.

He indicated that the theme was chosen to help draw the attention of youth across the African continent to take charge of their lives and make a difference in their chosen field of endeavour for a better Africa.

According to him, “over 60% of the African population is under 25years; this is according to the UN demographic projections which is more than ever before in human history. Having a large population of young people offers us a golden opportunity to accelerate sustainable development and achieve continental peace and development, giving the necessary policies are in place, substantial investment is made and conducive environments are created.”
Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for the Assin South Constituency, Honourable John Ntim Fordjour who indicated that education was very fundamental and key to the development of every individual.
He cited that as a child from a deprived community, He was fortunate to advance through the secondary to Tertiary level because he had the opportunity to access good quality education. He added that the Government under which he serves is committed to create innovative ways to enhance the quality of education citing the application of STEM and Artificial Intelligence to solve problems as a form of learning and education.
Other seasoned speakers at the event including Citi FM’s award winning super morning show host and General Manager Bernard Koku Avle, Dr. Kofi Osei-Kusi Founder of Osei-Kusi Foundation, Mrs. Jackie Mpare, Mrs. Leonards, Mr. James Etornam Flolu, Mr. John Affaidzi Appiah, CEO of A-League Consult, Mr. Leonards among others were present to inspire and motivate the youth to champion the course of changing Africa to achieve sustainable development.