British Airways Soon To Add Fufu, Banku, Konkonte, & Ampesi To Its In-Flight Foods On Accra-London Flights
It’s pretty boring to be on board a flight for long hours only to be served with some tasteless meals you never dreamt of eating. Many times, quite a number of people choose not to eat those foods at all. In order not to go hungry while on board, others decide to eat heavy foods before emplaning for their various trips. Well, the time has now come for Ghanaian flyers to bid farewell to those dull moments as they are soon going to enjoy local dishes in-flight.
British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and the largest airline in UK, has announced its plans of adding Ghanaian dishes to its menu on flights flying from Accra to London and London to Accra.
According to a press statement signed by the Communications Director of the airline, Mr. Francis Brown, the selected Ghanaian dishes soon to be served in-flight are Fufu, Banku, Konkonte, and Ampesi.
The statement indicated that this decision came as a result of the numerous complaints the carrier receives from Ghanaians who often board its flights.
Per the information in the statement, most Ghanaians who fly with British Airways are never satisfied with the in-flight foods provided, therefore, threaten not to fly with the airline again.
“As a business entity, the airline does not want to lose these individuals to other carriers, so management has decided to provide them with their local foods – and this will take effect from January 1, 2016.” it stated.
The statement further specified that a Ghanaian carver, as a result of this decision, has been contracted to carve mortars and pestles that will be used to pound the fufu in the various flights.
When ScrewLife.Com got in touch with Mr Brown, he enthusiastically said “British Airways is committed to serving the people of Ghana. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we intend to employ strong Ghanaian men who will pound the fufu. We’ve already received applications from some women who want to prepare the Banku, Konkonte, and Ampesi for us.”
As inquisitive as we are, we asked the kind of people the airline intends to employ. Mr. Brown said, “any strong Ghanaian man with at least 3 years experience in fufu pounding.”