The Chicken Groundnut Soup Rebellion Of 1976/77 – A Real Presec Story

access bank kuulpeeps ad

Undoubtedly, ‘mapkor’ [Gari& beans] and Red Red [Fried ripe plantain & beans] are the celebrated PRESEC meals of all time. Closely behind these meals in the mid-1970s was chicken groundnut soup with yams; a delicacy served on Sunday afternoons and seemingly a consolation meal for those of us who rarely received ‘homemade’ from visitors.

See Also: Kuulpeeps!!! Welcome To The Ɔdadeɛ Month

Something was definitely amiss that afternoon. The big portions of chicken in the soup to be served was initially greeted with excitement. But some fast thinking Ɔdadeɛs were not impressed with this sudden ‘charitable’ act of the school matron and shot down any idea of benevolence on the part of the matron. Excitement gave way to skepticism which in turn sparked and ignited a rumor: We were being served dead chicken that died on the school poultry farm as a result of bird flu. Within minutes, a rebellion was underway.

Image result for surprise, gif

The 1848 revolutions in Europe and those in the first half of the last century are well documented and need not be enumerated here. This rebellion, however, had far-reaching ramifications considering the stature of the school and the spinning that went overdrive that the meat was not even chicken but ‘akpanga’ [vulture]

Image result for oh lawd, gif

Thunderous shouts of ‘Woyee Woyee Woyee Woyee Woyee Woyee’ (meaning: We won’t eat) accompanied by the banging of utensils with cutlery got to then headmaster Rev Mate Kojo aka Kojomate himself an Ɔdadeɛ just as he was about to take a nap. Rev Mate Kojo rushed to the dining hall to cool inflamed passions. He gave a good speech but Ɔdadeɛs had taken an entrenched mental stand and would not be convinced. Reluctantly [did I say reluctantly?], the food was eaten. Not even Rev Mate Kojo’s bringing in the senior in charge of the school farm later in the week to give further assurances helped matters.

See Also: Meet Mama Tess, The Longest Serving Food Vendor At Presec

With indelible doubts on the minds of Odadees with respect to this meal, Rev Mate Kojo ordered the meal taken off the menu. Yam would go on and have kontomere [spinach.] as sole companion.

This is an excerpt from Eddie ‘Fico’ Cofie’s unpublished book – “Tales of An Odadee; Recollections of Events In Presec (1976-83).”

dano milk kuulpeeps ad

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Latest

Kuulpeeps is a social news, lifestyle and entertainment brand for the young Ghanaian. Kuulpeeps is leading millennials through the journey of discovering news, engaging with content and interacting with one another through the use of tailored content platforms, social media executions and new media.

What started primarily as a campus focused site is growing into a media brand focused on satisfying the curiosity of young people across different geographic locations and lifestyles. Kuulpeeps seeks to be the leading content brand for youth interaction in Ghana and beyond.


For sales inquiries:

To submit your articles or inquiries/reports to the editor:

To provide any other feedback:

Copyright © 2019 Kuulpeeps.

To Top