The Coordinator of the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat (GNECS), Madam Comfort Kyerewa Acheampong has said eggs contain nutrients that are very essential to the healthy growth and development of the humans.
She advised Ghanaians to add eggs as part of the protein in the preparation of household meals and urged the public to consume eggs daily and however explained that eggs goes with all kinds of food.
Madam Comfort Kyerewa Acheampong was speaking during the celebration of the 2021 Obaapa Women and the Children’s Day at Akuapem Mamfe Ohum in the Eastern Region under the theme, “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and Teenage Pregnancy Must Stop: Creating Safe Spaces for our Adolescent Girls.
In attendance was the Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of Akuapem Traditional Area Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III, Queen mothers of Mamfe and Obaapa Nana Hemaa Awindor, Afigya-Kwabre Nkosoohemaa of the Obaapa Development Foundation.
It was supported by UNFPA, Verna Mineral Water, Tasty Tom, PATH, USDA and the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat.
Madam Comfort Acheampong used the occasion to dispel rumours and myths surrounding the consumption of eggs and urged all to add it to their meal and can also be prepared alongside variety of dishes.
For his part, Mr. Nagwmsi Nuhu, a registered Dietician of the Ghana Dietetics Association said the consumption of eggs is not associated with obesity and explained that there is no limitation in the intake of eggs.
“Eggs are very good to the health of children, thus parents must add eggs to their meal”, he said, adding that it helps build good eyesight and effectively enhances the brain.
The Executive Director of Obaapa Development Foundation, Nana Hemaa Awindor said the foundation plays advocacy role in teenage pregnancy and supports women to attend antenatal services for the wellbeing of their unborn children in order to be safe and healthy.
Manfehene and Kyidomhene of Akuapem Traditional Area, Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III called on parents to live up their commitment of taking good care of their children especially sending them to school and also inculcate sound and good moral values in their livelihood to enable them become responsible in their future endeavours.
In a related development, GNECS sponsored a cooking competition with crates of eggs and donated cooking utensils and other cooking related items to deserving participants and shared also cooked eggs to all the children during the celebration.
Source: Ben LARYEA/ Contributor