On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the students of the University for Development Studies, Tamale campus, led by their SRC President, H.E Dagungong Clement, held a “Wasawasa walk”.
Under the theme “projecting indigenous values,” the walk seek to introduce visitors and students to a feel of the Northern delicacies.
The event, which was a peace float, saw students walking on the streets of Tamale for about 5 kilo-meters, spraying each other with holy powder. They were also served with another local drink “zimkom”, which is made from maize.
“Wasawasa” is one of the delicacies of the Dagombas in the Northern Region. It is made from yam and nick-named the “black jollof”.
There’ s a myth that it is spiritual clean and that it can’t be prepared in dirty environments. Women who are ovulating cannot prepare it. It is eaten with either salad, beans or spaghetti.