Author of this blog post:
CBS Project Manager Melanie
Last weekend, Gordon’s birthday called for a feast! Even though his class mates and he had studied the whole night for their final examination of the extension studies at the University of Education Winneba, they started the birthday celebrations right after walking out of the exams hall! Later, together with some more friends, Tilapia was marinated with hot pepper, onion, garlic, ginger and tomatoes and roasted. Tilapia is a very popular delicacy in Ghana and the huge demand for it has led many entrepreneurs in the south of the country and around Lake Volta to venture into the aquaculture industry. But not only in the south: in Navrongo’s own Tono Lake tilapia is cultivated! So, the perfect treat for the Birthday / End of Exams Celebration!
The Tilapia fish was served together with a fresh salad, fried yams, saffron rice and a tasty stew.
Of course, the traditional birthday blessings were not missing that day – even though Gordon successfully managed to avoid the water bucket tradition!! The highlight of the celebration was a sweet fruit salad and a moist, homemade carrot cake!
About the author:
Melanie is a social anthropologist and holds a MA in Development Studies with a focus on Local Development Strategies from the distinguished Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She is a qualified trainer of youth leaders in Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation and has led youth projects in Switzerland, Ghana and Kenya.
Melanie is a Co-Founder of CBS Business School and the Co-President of Sono