Majority of Ghanaian men are progressively living with the conviction that penis enlargement herbs could help to increased the size of their manhood. At the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, some traders appear to have found penis enlargement medicines a lucrative product to market to the thousands of potential buyers milling across the alleyways of the major transport hub. Walking through the maze of stalls, a curious eye cannot miss the swell in signboards which is asking people to try out the local concoctions touted to possess the capacity to enlarge manhood.
Baba Ali and Razak have been offering quack solutions to men who feel so small. Two huge wooden carved penis placed on a receptacle of herbs and pointing to the main Circle interchange and also with several other receptacles which contain different kinds of local herbs. The striking artifact greets road users who use the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. It is likely to some extent that some of these artifacts carved are to fulfill some fantasy ideal of what a real “man” should look like. Some of the road users who are men mostly come in search of a larger penis.
The concoction involves making small preparation of herbs for one to add to porridge which will be taken every morning and a cream which will be used to smear the penis. One such user is 40-year-old ‘Uncle’ (not real name). Uncle had specifically come to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, the hub for most to these penis enlargement herbs to have some herbs prepared for his nephew after being mocked by friends for not having a large amount of weight on him. “I believe in herbs,” he told Starr News’ Daniel Nii Lartey because of its “efficacy.”
Another user he met also confirmed the potency, saying there has been an increase in his penis much more than normal. However, Mathew Kyei, one urologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital disagrees. He said in an interview that, it is quackery to have such claims of herbs increasing the size of one’s penis. Dr. Kyei pointed out that there is no scientific proof for concoctions that enlarge the penis, arguing patrons may have to battle attempts to become permanently bigger. He explained that the men who go for such products actually have problems with erection and must seek professional medical attention.
The CEO the mental health authority, Ghana, Dr. Akwesi Osei agreed, saying “there may be some underlying psychological issues.”
Baba said he has overcome many of such psychological challenges and sitting behind the array of drugs in bottles and tiny receptacles, he pulls out a framed certificate from the ministry of health coupled with his membership of the Ghana Muslim traditional healers association.
Penis enlargements now make up half of Baba Ali’s work, which brings in around thousands of Cedis a year in revenue.
The head of Drug Enforcement Department at the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Thomas Amedzro said the Authority has not approved any penis enlargement products in Ghana. He said it is illegal to sell such products on the Ghanaian market as such remedies are ineffective, and can cause permanent damage to the penis.
That notwithstanding, the rationale behind this craze is unusual as the majority of people, who spoke with the Starr News seek not just the bigger penis, but a better life.
The increasing exposure of these carved Penis-shaped artifacts and the sign posts help to fuel a rising sense of inadequacy among many men and penis enlargement concoction has become a growth business.