Generally, culture is the way of life of any particular group of
people. This includes their dressing, food, language, patterns of
thought, beliefs, behaviour, custom, tradition, rituals, as well as
the creative art, music, and literature of the people, among others.

“As a people, we are difined by the way we dress, the food we eat and
our languages among other very important variables.”

Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Opoku tells the News Hunter
Daily Magazine.

He said Globalisation and the exposure to foreign cultures has
resulted in the weathering down of Ghana’s cherished cultural values.
“In recent times, the way we dress has undergone a lot of changes
resulting in more indecent appearances of people especially among our
youth. As we are all aware, your dressing depicts who you are and the
way you appear, speaks volumes of your personality.”

The Minister added that, modernity has led to a drastic change in our
taste for for food.
And the heightened demand for foreign food has plunged the nation into
high import bills.

Hon. Eric Opoku disclosed that, the trade imbalance affects
government’s ability to generate the needed revenue for the
prosecution of development agenda thereby putting a lot of pressure on
our exchange rate.

He therefore call on Ghanaians to retrace their steps and develop
renewed taste for our own food, dressing decently, as well as showing
more reverence for the elderly and each other.

“I wish to use this opportunity to crave your indulgence to observe
with great concern our appetite for anything western. To the extent
that we buy used cars, used electrical appliances, used shoes, used
furniture, used mobile phones and even used Brazilian hair.”

Compiled By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (MR. KOK)

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