“Banku ta” is a popular cooking utensil in Ghanaian homes. It used to stir banku to give it that fine texture. However, 99.9% percent of Ghanaians who use this item on the daily have no idea who brought it into existence. Well, there is a living 90-year-old man behind this invention and he deserves some tribute while he is alive.
The 90-year-old man, Paul Kingsley Asamoah will be honoured by the people of his community for inventing the Wooden Spatula popularly known as ‘’banku ta’’ in 1944 and the ceiling brush in 1986 at Kona in the Ashanti Region.
Sylvester Owusu,the organizer of the event, said the youth and the elders of Kona’s decision to celebrate and honour Mr Asamoah is a step in the right direction, emphasising that the inventing of the wooden spatula and ceiling brush has helped the youth in the town.
‘’We have to celebrate the living not the dead so they can enjoy their labour’’ he said
The Member of Parliament for the Area, the chief and elders of the community will be present to grace the occasion.