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Kofi Kinaata bemoans the excessive use of rubber products in the country after noticing his Fante Kenkey was wrapped in rubber



Ghanaian highlife musician, Kofi Kinaata has chastised Ghanaian Fante Kenkey sellers for adding rubber to the original leaves wrap.

The “Effiekuma Love” hit maker had just unwrapped a beautiful ball of Fante Kenkey to eat when he realized that it had been wrapped with rubber, in addition to the leaves.

Kinaata, who is not happy with the new development, shared a video of him with the Kenkey on his Instagram stating;


“What kind of life is this? When did we get this design? When was it launched? When did we begin wrapping Fante Kenkey with rubber?” He queried.

Read also: Kofi Kinaata wins “Best Highlife Artiste” at the 2023 VGMAs

The award-winning singer went on to bemoan the excessive use of rubber bags in the country.

“Nowadays, when you buy groundnut, it’s in a rubber, when you buy cassava, it’s in a rubber, everything is in a rubber. Fante Kenkey in leaves, one of the only authentic food we have, and which is medicinal, we have added rubber to it?” he asked.


He ended by sending a word of caution to Fante Kenkey sellers in an around the Western Region of Ghana to desist from the practice.

“Mummy, you cook the Kenkey, but we consume it. If we tell you we want rubber, then you add it but we haven’t. Kenkey in rubber is not in our books,” he added.

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Kinaata’s rant maybe funny and may have attracted some belly laughs from his followers on Instagram, but plastic use in Ghana continues to become a growing issue.

According to the World Economic Forum, Ghana generates approximately 840,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year and approximately 9.5% of that is collected for recycling.


In Ghana, plastics litter large swathes of the five hundred kilometre coastline and impacts marine spaces.

Estimates for Ghana’s contribution to global marine debris range from approximately 92,000 to 260,000 metric tons every year, or one to three percent of the global total. Putting Ghana’s score on the Ocean Health Index at a rapidly declining 59 in 2019 and ranked 188 out of 221 exclusive economic zones.

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