Onga Challenges Communities to Best Cooking Practices


By Foday Moriba Conteh

Sierra Leone’s favorite seasoning brand Onga, marketed by Premium Divine Trading Company Limited, a food distribution company that operates as an agent for Promasidor Holdings, a leading distributor of quality food products in Sierra Leone, Onga, one of Sierra Leone’s Favorite food seasoning brand on Saturday 10th December, 2022 organised the Ongalicious Inter-Area Cooking Competition in partnership with Reclaud Investment at Goderich York Road, Western Rural District.

The Ongalicious Inter-Area Cooking Competition was geared towards inculcating in contestants and the general public an organised and hygienic way of cooking while ensuring that the cooked meal ends up being very tasty and delicious with the use of varied Onga seasoning. Contestants from various communities in Freetown, which included Gbendembu, Brookfields, Oba Funkia and Lumley Communities participated in the Onga Licious Inter-Area Cooking Competition.

At the end of the competition Gbendembu Community emerged as winner, while Brookfields Community emerged as 1st Runner-up, Oba Funkia Emerged as 2nd Runner-Up and Lumley Fourth Position.

All the participating communities were awarded varied cash prizes amounting to Five Thousand New Leones (5,000) with cartons of assorted Onga and cowbell products.

In his address, the Managing Director of Reclaud Investment, Claudius Robert, commended Premium Divine Trading Company Limited for using their Onga products for supporting the Inter-Area Cooking Competition.

He said that Ongalicious Inter-Area Cooking Competition is one of the activities for this year’s Goderich Sports Festival & Trade Fair 2022, adding that the competition attracted members from different communities.

Claudius Robert stated that four communities participated in the competition which included Gbendembu, Brookfields, Oba Funkia and Lumley and that after the Judges concluded their grading, Brookfields Community emerged as 1st Runner-up, Oba Funkia emerged as 2nd Runner-Up and Lumley took the Fourth Position in the competition.

He maintained that the competition was aimed at promoting creativity, enhancing cooking skills, building confidence and self-discipline, and even learnt humility in order to see that the food cooked went through physical and at times chemical changes and that the end result was edible and acceptable.

Speaking to this medium, the Marketing and Events Representative of Premium Divine Trading Limited, Audrey Cole, said they are holding such an event and doing so with the strong belief that it will help to motivate these women to continue to patronize with the Onga brand in the country.

She disclosed that the Premium Divine Trading Company Ltd is a company that markets and distributes food products and that when it comes to food women play critical roles and in that regard they are happy to see women participating in the Ongalicious Inter-Area Cooking Competition.

Audrey Cole informed all present that the Premium Divine Trading Company Ltd distributes and markets Cowbell, Miksi, Kremela and Onga which has become Sierra Leone’s favourite food seasoning, adding that Onga comes in various variants which includes: Onga Classic, Onga Shrimp Crevette, Onga Chicken Poulet, Onga 3-mix, and Onga Stew Flavour.

She intimated that all of these products are produced in Ghana by Promasidor Ghana Limited for export sales to some West African countries, including Sierra Leone. He revealed that Premium Divine Trading is the sole distributor and marketer of all the aforementioned products in the country.

The Marketing and Events Representative concluded by encouraging all women in Sierra Leone to continue to patronize with the company in all their products especially on the various Onga variants which she described as one of the best favourite food seasoning in the country.

The move by the company to support the Ongalicious Inter-Area Cooking Competition was commended by members of the different communities that participated in the event and they further pledged their continued loyalty to the brand and ensuring its growth in the years to come.


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