A group, Concerned Patrons of Ghanaian Kenkey, is set to bring to Ghanaians their first edition Of International Ghana Kenkey Festival on 7th March at Mantse Agbona – James Town in Accra.
The need for this festival has become expedient because, Kenkey (in English) but called Kormi, Kokoe, Dorkono, whichever you choose to call it based on one’s ethnic/tribal background in Ghana, is a staple dish similar to sourdough dumpling from the Ga, Akan and Ewe inhabited regions of West Africa.
It’s a food usually served with soup, stew, grinded pepper, or sauce. Kenkey has many health benefits that Africans and the international world should be exposed to.
Speaking to the leader of ‘Concerned Patrons of Ghanaian Kenkey,’ Mr. Manuel Nii Martey Mensah, he told MustaphaInusah.Com that the festival is targeting at drawing over 1000 people from all over the world to Ghana.
“There’s no country this meal isn’t consumed. In Ghana alone there are so many varieties linked with different ethnic groups. KKFest therefore seeks to bring all these varieties onto one venue where people can sample the various Kenkey dishes at will.”
He added that, “A platform will be given for indigenous Ghanaian companies in the hospitality industry primarily, to showcase their products. It will also be an event for music, spoken word and networking.”
He added that, the official guest for the festival will be Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon Dzifa Gomashie.