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Akrantiebesa: best place to enjoy a Ghanaian delicacy
From: Ghana l Myjoyonline.com          Published On: August 19, 2013, 14:00 GMT
 
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Akrantiebesa: best place to enjoy a Ghanaian delicacy

Grasscutters are sometimes raised in cages for sale as a form of micro-livestock business


If you passionately enjoy fufu with the Ghanaian delicacy, akrantie soup, or want the best experience in the most sought after 'bushmeat' then the Akrantiebesa community is the best place to visit regularly.

Located in Konongo in the Ashanti region, Akrantiebesa is well known for having the best of grass-cutters in the country.

Over the weekend Joy News' Jefferson Sackey made a brief stop on his way to Kumasi to find out more about Akrantiebesa - the community whose name was carved from the Akan name for grass cutter.

The farming community is the source of many of the grasscutters in cities across the country. No wonder the meaning of the community's name literally translates as 'grasscutter will get finish'.

The name emanates from the first settlers of the community who are said to be perfect grasscutter hunters, narrated by an elderly man in the village.

Although the town is preoccupied with feeding the many chop bars and restaurants in cities across the country with the most sought after flesh of the animal that shares the same family as rats, the youth of the area are mostly good mechanics.

Perhaps for good reason too - no matter how far you drive to the village,they will ensure you get your tired vehicle back on the road after enjoying the most sought after Ghanaian delicacy.

Akrantie enjoys a special place in the hearts of most Ghanaians because it feeds heavily on fresh farm produce.

In some circles the faecal matter of akrantie is considered so clean that it becomes a key ingredient of the soup which is usually prepared with the 'bushmeat' called Akrantienkwan.

Grasscutters are sometimes raised in cages for sale as a form of micro-livestock business.

Click on the video to watch a group of young men 'getting busy' with the delicacy right along the streets.


Akrantiebesa: best place to enjoy a Ghanaian delicacy

Akrantienkwan with Fufu




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