‘Waste Not! Want Not’ — Trigmatic (Food For All Ghana Goodwill Ambassador)
At the official launching of the Food for All Ghana campaign, Ghana’s Undisputed Rapper of The Year 2011 Nana Yaw Oduro- Agyei known in showbiz as Trigmatic was unveiled as the 2015 Food for All Ghana Goodwill Ambassador. Accepting the role to ensure that the amount of food wasted by Ghanaians along our food supply chain is reduced and used to feed the less privileged in Ghana, He stated “salt signifies life and salt is what brings out the true taste of every food so when you waste food remember you are wasting life. If we reduce the amount of food wasted along our supply chain in a month, it can be used to feed the over 20% mentally challenged, aged, street kids and vulnerable on our streets who can’t afford a plate of food in weeks”.
Food for All Ghana Campaign is a food wastage, hunger and food recovery project by Chefs for Change Ghana Foundation in partnership with SAVE FOOD, (an FAO Global Initiative for the reduction of food loss and wastage). For the past four years they have been campaigning to reduce food wastage in Ghana. Over 35% of food in Ghana today goes uneaten. This does not only mean that Ghanaians are throwing out the equivalent of USD 8.9billion each year, but also the uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills, as the single largest component of Ghana’ s solid waste, where it accounts for a large portion of methane emissions. Currently, over 45% of the food produced and imported in Ghana is wasted along the food supply chain. If left unchecked, Ghana will be losing over USD 50 billion per annum by 2018. Meanwhile over 30% of Ghanaians can’t afford decent and healthy food in a day.
In order to create sustainable means of nutrition for the less privileged in Ghana whiles reducing food wastage, Food for All Ghana Campaign aims to build West Africa’s first food recovery bank in Ghana. A series of programs have been planned to raise funds to fully implement the campaign Trigmatic entreats all Ghanaians not to waste food and support the Food for All Ghana campaigns quest of building West Africa’s first food recovery bank in Ghana to create sustainable means of nutrition for the less privileged in our society.