The Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi, will on Friday, the 11th of October host Ghana’s version of the World Egg day.
This is a day set aside by Poultry Farmers across the globe to celebrate the importance of the consumption of eggs.
Speaking to Kingdom FM ahead of the celebration in Kumasi, Dr. Boris Baidoo, President of the Ashanti regional branch of the Poultry Farmers Association said the celebration will be in two parts and held on two days.
He revealed a quiz competition will be held on Thursday, the 10th of October where four famous schools from Ashanti comprising of Prempeh College, Opoku Ware, T.I Ahmadiya and Yaa Asantewaa Senior Secondary schools would debate on the need for egg consumption.
After the competition, some eggs would be donated to three institutions namely, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the Suntreso Government Hospital and the Kumasi Children’s Home.
The second part will be the celebration itself on Friday, where poultry farmers in and outside the Ashanti Region will march across the streets of Kumasi to herald the importance of eating an egg a day.
‘’We are determined to talk about eggs to the hearing of all and this is why we want the school quiz to begin the celebration on Thursday as we climax it with a float across the streets in Kumasi on Friday where various speakers at the Heroes Park where we will end the march would address us on the needfulness of eating an egg every day’’, Dr. Baidoo noted.
Touching on the nutritional value of the egg, Dr Baidoo said scientists have proven that an egg a day is good for the metabolism in humans.
He added that the egg opens the mind of humans to study and recommended it for students and children who are of school-going age.
Dr Baidoo, a poultry feed dealer with Boris B Farms said the egg possesses nutrients that are able to prevent people from having a disease known as Alzheimer’s which causes affected persons to display bodily vibrations.
‘’The egg has an essential nutritional value that opens up the mind as well as serve as protection against the disease called Alzheimer’s’’, Dr Baidoo posited.
Appealing to the public, the poultry feed expert asked Ghanaians to endeavor to consume an egg a day.
This will help them have a clear mind and an active metabolism for an increased output.
Dr Baidoo asked all private schools as well as public schools to include an egg a day in meals for pupils as well as students in Ghana.
‘’I thank the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) for incorporating an egg a day policy in the meals they give to children under the feeding regime. I also want to urge other schools that are yet to incorporate same in their feeding regime to do so’’, Dr Baidoo admonished.
By : Michael Ofosu-Afriyie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Ghana / 2019