Onga Ghana has taken over the Guinness Book of Records for longest table. The award-winning ceremony took place on 25th March 2017 at the Independence Square, Accra.
The longest table measures 1,928 m (6,325 ft 5 in). The table was built as part of Onga’s 5th anniversary celebrations, where they invited caterers to create Ghanaian dishes for the public, served on the table. The event featured thousands of people and celebrities who thronged the venue to enjoy various Ghanaian delicacies; fufu, rice and stew, jollof, kenkey. Onga is a brand of dry stock seasoning ingredients that guarantee tasty meals.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
The record-breaking event enjoyed massive online engagements with the online publicity company, Twitta University, championing the campaign. Prior to the Onga Longest Table event, Ghanaians expressed their excitements and expectations of the event on social media with the hashtag #ongaLFT. The event ranked number 1 on Ghana Trends.
The event was climaxed with music and dancing from top Ghanaian artists like Ohemaa Mercy, Amakye Dede etc.
The management of Onga Seasoning, Promasidor, expressed appreciation and satisfaction to the organizers, Twitta University and the general public for their massive contribution, patronage, and support.
Writter: Sylvester Kwame Osei