KWAME NKRUMAH WINS BEST FARMER
Fifty-two-year old Michael Kwame Nkrumah has been adjudged the 2020 overall best farmer at the 36th Farmer’s Day Celebration held at Nkawkaw Trado in the Municipality.
He took home a brand new royal tricycle, 1 wheelbarrow, 3 shovels, 1 Wellington boot, 2 machetes and a plaque as his award.
The event, which was held under the theme: “Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunity and Challenges.” brought together farmers from various agricultural fields to be celebrated for their hard work.
Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, the Municipal Chief Executive said Ghana’s agriculture has shifted from small scale and primary production to farming-related commercial activities because the sector had created jobs, market expansion, and competition of goods and services.
He said the foodstuffs displayed at the celebration showed that farmers in the country took good advantage of the rains and sunshine throughout the year to plant their crops to feed the nation.
The District Best Famer, on behalf of the awardees, thanked the government and the assembly for their effort in improving agriculture in the Municipality and urged the youth to take advantage of the government’s pro-agriculture initiatives to create employment for themselves and others.[source: ghanadistricts.com]