Pastor Mensah Otabil, the Founder of the International Central Gospel
Church in Ghana, has said that ‘fufu’ is gradually killing Africans.
According to the pastor, who was speaking at the National Convocation of
the 2017 Springboard Roadshow, where he highlighted the need for a
change in the attitudes of Africans, he said the process in which fufu
is being made was difficult and unhygienic.
‘Any food that if you have to eat you’ll have to
punish yourself, what’s the sense in it? And the annoying thing is when
you’re pounding, the sweat will be going in and will be mixed, and even
in the mortar, there are all kinds of bacteria in the corners.
This is an ecosystem for bacteria, 5 years and we are still pounding and people will say, that’s what we like.
‘It’s killing us, because you know Africans we don’t know what kills us,
the thing is killing us but you say it’s a witch because we never
identify objectively the cause of the problem.
Come to think of it, this fufu in this mortar is not sanitized , what
impact does it have on our lives?’ He added.