KWAHU WEST MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY CELEBRATES 38TH NATIONAL FARMERS’ DAY IN SAAFI TO RECOGNIZE AND REWARD AGRICULTURAL STAKEHOLDERS
The Kwahu West Municipality celebrated its Farmers’ Day a week ahead of the National Farmers’ Day, with a call for businessmen and women to invest in agricultural production, processing, and marketing. The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, made the call at the celebration held in Saafi, one of the towns in the municipality.
The MCE, in his address on the theme “Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition,” highlighted the importance of value addition in resolving the issues facing the agricultural sector. He encouraged Kwahu businessmen and women both at home and abroad to partner with the Assembly to create a sustainable local food system that would provide more employment opportunities for farmers, particularly the youth.
Mr. Francis Dogbese, the Municipal Agriculture Director, also emphasized the significance of value addition in agriculture production. He congratulated the award winners and urged them to continue to work hard to ensure food security for the Municipality and the country as a whole.
At the event, 16 deserving farmers were awarded for their hard work, with Mr. Bob Abdulai from Ekowso emerging as the overall best farmer. He received a certificate, a tricycle, a wheelbarrow, two pairs of Wellington boots, a Knapsack sprayer, and five cutlasses.
The Kwahu West Municipality has vast arable land suitable for agriculture activities, and under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme, the Municipality has so far distributed a total of 150 bags of seed maize and 300 sachets of cabbage seeds to 792 beneficiary farmers. The inputs covered both male and female farmers and aimed to increase production to supply the requirements of processing industries in the country.
The District Farmers’ Day celebration in the Eastern Region was ahead of the National Farmers’ Day, scheduled for December 2, 2022, as the Eastern Region was to host the National Farmers’ Day celebration