High charges killing food research – Lecturer

Ms Kutum Madah, Head of Food Unit of Home Economics Department of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), has expressed worry about the expensive cost being charged by the Ghana Standard Authority on research work on food.

She said the situation had prevented most of the lecturers and Home Economics Department of the Universities from publishing their research works.

She therefore appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Food and Nutrition Department to intervene.

Ms Madah said this at a food show organized by the Home Economics Department of the University.

Ms Madah said the show was to encourage the students to know more about local dishes in their various regions.

She said time had come for Ghanaians to patronize local food instead of foreign ones, adding that this had compelled some of the hotels and restaurants to stop serving local foods.

She said Dawadawa food and others could be improved by adding some flavours to make it attractive.

Ms Madah said the Unit was going through difficulties as a result of obsolete equipment and appealed to the government to assist the department with modern ones.

She said inadequate structure for the Department has also prevented it from admitting more students to learn about food.

Ms Ophelia Quartey, Head of Department of Home Economics, appealed to the government and other corporate bodies to assist the Department to achieve its objectives.

She said the food competition was organized by the department for level 300 students in preparation for their examinations.

Source: GNA

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