The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has extended financial support of GHC 30,000 to Abdul-Razak Failatu (Jah Bless Faila) to aid her attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon.
The audacious attempt by Tamale-based chef, Jah Bless Faila, requires lots of food items and other cooking materials for the five days she's aiming to cook non-stop and Dr Bawumia's financial support is aimed at helping her cover her cost.
Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance and Member of Parliament for Karaga in the Northern Region, Dr Amin Adam and the Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Sani Alhasan Shaibu made the presentation to Faila in Tamale on Monday on behalf of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Dr Amin Anta encouraged the general public to offer their immense support to Faila.
Before Jah Bless Faila started her cooking marathon on Monday, January 1, Dr. Bawumia encouraged her through his Facebook post saying "Faila, I wish you all the best in your attempt to set a new world record with your cookathon. It is possible to break the record and set a new one. Go for gold Jah Bless".
The Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party offered similar support to another young Ghanaian, Afua Asantewaa, who sang for 126 hours to break the world record for the longest singing marathon.
Apart from providing his support to Afua Asantewaa to aid her in completing her task, Dr. Bawumia was one of the first high-profile Ghanaians to visit the Akwaaba Village which was the venue for the Sing-a-thon to cheer and boost Afua's morale.
Afua Asantewaa awaits the Guinness World Records team to authenticate her feat after submitting evidence of her incredible exploit.
Dr Bawumia also rewarded the singer by presenting an all-expenses paid one-week holiday for her and her husband at the plush Royal Senchi resort.