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General News of Friday, 17 January 2020


Twitter users reflect on 1983 food crisis with humour

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For every Ghanaian of 40 years and above, 1983 brings to mind memories of the biggest famine ever witnessed in this country and the adverse effects it had on the nation's citizens.

The biggest problem Ghana faced in 1983 was the shortage of food for some time.

The adverse effects of the food shortage and the level of hunger endured by Ghanaians within the Baby Boomers and the Generation X category left them with many experiences they continue to share.

For the Millennials and Generation Z, stories of the 1983 famine remain legends they wish never to experience.

Over the years, Ghanaians hold discussions on the 1983 famine and in the last 24 hours, the hunger of 1983 has been a dominant topic of discussion on Twitter, GhanaWeb has monitored.

What has been a characteristic of the many posts regarding the 1983 food shortage is the level of humour that is attached to every post regardless of the gravity of the situation back then.

In the era of social media where the threat of a World War is marked with posts of memes, it is not surprising Ghana has come to a point Ghanaians are able to make fun out of such a serious moment in the country’s history.

See some of the tweets compiled by GhanaWeb below

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