Representatives of Kasoa Zongo have emerged winners of the annual Salah cooking competition organized by Accra-based radio station Happy98.9FM and its partners.
Kasoa Zongo unseated defending champions Fadama Zongo to win this year's competition, sponsored by Tasty Tom and Wilmar Africa Limited, producers of Frytol and Fortune rice.
The cook-off took place on July 24, 2021, at the Fadama Taxi station opposite the residence of the National Chief Imam, his Eminence Sheik Nuhu Sharabutu.
Cooks from 10 Zongo communities namely; Nima Zongo, Kaneshie Zongo, Kasoa Zongo, Nyamekye Zongo, Night market Zongo, Abeka Baribari Zongo, Fadama Zongo, Niiboi town Zongo, Shukura Zongo and Darkuman Zongo participated in the contest. Three women were selected from each of these communities. Also present were the Secret Billions Family.
The event saw a host of residents, family members as well as fans of the radio station and respectable members from the National Chief Imam’s residence present to support the various communities in the competition.
There were other activities like dancing competitions, trivia among others with participants winning prizes from the sponsors.
The champions, Kasoa Zongo won with their mouth-watering waakye and shinkafa with Fadama Zongo and Darkuman Zongo following up closely with their sumptuous jollof and chicken stew with salad, and lagba with ayoyo stew meals respectively.
Categories for scoring the competitors were taste, timeliness and neatness.
All competitors from the ten participating communities went home with certificate of participation and amazing prizes including packs of Frytol seasoning cubes, boxes of Frytol oil, bags of Fortune rice and boxes/strips of the enriched Tasty Tom tomato mix.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Media Alliance, Mr Ernest Boateng, in his closing remarks said: “On behalf of Happy FM, I would like to thank the Chief Imam and all the elders of Fadama for allowing us to host this event here today. This is an event that we would like to do every year so next year, God-willing, we’re bringing it back bigger and better. It’s a competition so there’ll definitely be a winner and a loser but I’d like to congratulate all the participants for preparing these amazing dishes. You’re all winners."
A representative of Wilmar, Madam Priscilla Aprepary said: “Today has definitely been a day well spent. The aroma in Fadama today is really inviting and of course, you can only get that when you’re using Fortune rice and Frytol oil and seasoning cubes for your cooking. We’d like to thank Happy FM for bringing us on board, the Chief Imam and elders of Fadama for hosting us, the contestants and everyone present here today for helping us make this event a success. We would be glad to do this with you all every year”.
Tasty Tom Marketing Assistant, Madam Loretta Aryee expressed gratitude to the Chief Imam, Happy FM, the cooking competitors and the citizens of Fadama and all other 10 Zongo communities for making the event successful.
Happy FM and it's partners Tasty Tom and Wilmar Africa, as part of the activities also donated several boxes, and packs of consumables to the National Chief Imam.