Former President John Dramani Mahama has applauded Ghanaians who support locally produced foods by consuming local beans and gari, also known as “Gob3” or “local beans and gari.”
Enthusiasts of beans and gari also known as Gob3, have given themselves the moniker, the Gob3 Eaters Association referring to the treat as a “savior.”
John Mahama held a public speech on the country’s economic predicament on October 27, 2022, while also outlining some potential answers.
John Mahama praised the Gob3 Eaters Association during his speech and claimed that they were boosting the economy.
“Let us consciously eat more of our local foods like yam. Local grains like maize, rice, our local rice. Cassava beans, gɔbɛ (laughs). Those of you of the Gɔbɛ Eaters Association. You are doing very well for Ghana because you are saving Ghana very important critical foreign exchange,” he said.
During his speech, H.E. John Mahama emphasized the value of consuming products that are produced locally and said that doing so will ease the burden on our currency.
“Aside from the sugar, those who are also eating, the Koko Eaters Association-koose and koko. Apart from the sugar, they are also doing Ghana a good service. This way, we will reduce demand for foreign currency and reduce the pressure on our currency and boost domestic production to create a win-win situation,” said Mr. Mahama.