The 2023 edition of the Mesaje Shaa Festival has gone underway. The festival which takes the form of a competition has kickedoff in all 12 villages of Mesaje subdivision Dunga Mantung Division on Thursday 17 August 2023 is promoted by Dr Ndansi Elvis, Founder of Unite for Health International Foundation.
Dr Ndansi Elvis, Promoter of Misaje Shaa festival
According to the Coordinator, Nji Ignatius, “each village shall produce one winner to participate in the grand-finale to take place in Mesaje on Saturday September 2, 2023.
"1st Prize 300,000frs + Aluminum Pot +20cups, 2nd Prize 150,000 frs + aluminum pot + 20 cups, 3rd prize. 100,000 frs + Aluminum pot + 20 cups Participation prize 30.000 frs + bucket with faucet + 20 cups.
As compared to last year the prizes this year have tripled. Last year the first prize winner took home 100.000frs, a tap bucket, and 20 cups, the second took 75000frs, a tap bucket and 20 cups and the third took home 50000frs, a tap bucket and 20 cups." Nji disclosed
The Mesaje Shaa Festival Worth over 2.5MFCFA is aimed at promoting hygine and healthy consumption of Shaa, a drink brewed by mostly women and highly consumed in the area sometimes under very doubtful hygienic conditions.