Jollof is Nothing Without Tomatoes – Let’s Hike Tariffs So Local Farmers Benefit!

BY: Mavis Owureku-Asare

Any West African knows that jollof rice is the defining dish on the menu of any home in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.

This dish made of rice cooked in a spicy tomato stew or sauce is the centre of a long-standing debate between Nigerians and Ghanaians on which country makes the best jollof. As a Ghanaian, I am biased towards Ghana jollof.

But my preference is more than national pride; it is also an important economic issue that people don’t think about when they sit down to eat.