Muhammed Ahmed Charley is best farmer
A 42 years old Mr. Muhammad Ahmed Charley of Fafraha has been adjudged the best farmer in this year Farmers’ day celebration held at Amrahia.
He took home one Tricycle, a gas cylinder, a pair of boots, protective wear, 3 cutlasses, a spade, and a GHC 500 insurance package from Millennium insurance.
The first and second runners up, Mr. Samuel Nii Anang Lomo of Amanfro and Mrs. Fafape Ama Foe from Ogbojo respectively also won for themselves, boots, sprayers, assorted Canned Tuna, RMG Mask and a radio set.
The Special Guest of Honour, Dr. Mrs. Irene S. Egyir in an address applauded the government for bringing the planting for food and jobs initiative and encouraged all citizens to get involved and invest in agriculture to increase food security in the country.
Dr. Irene Egyir, who is also an agricultural economist advised farmers to move from their traditional ways of farming and embrace changes in technology in order to increase growth and development which is also going to create more jobs.
"There should be a general change in the mind set of stakeholders. The farmers and fishermen should be well trained business men/women who take advantage of opportunity offered by science and technology to improve operations. " She said.
She then encouraged stakeholders to collaborate with foreign agencies in other to learn from them.
"We should partner with foreign agencies, we know that Canada is helping, Australia, China, and the U.S. are all helping. We should learn quickly from them, say thank you, and let go of them in the shortest possible time so that the local institutional partnership can go on." She said.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. D. A. Nii-Noi Adumuah in an interview with journalists said that government is assisting farmers in food production, enhanced post-harvest treatment and value addition to ensure that farm produces do not go to waste.
The MCE then hinted that Adentan intend to take advantage of the numerous water bodies to rear fish to support the rearing for food and jobs initiative next year.
" Before the beginning of next year, Adentan is going to see some massive innovations in the rearing of fish. We are going to go very massively on Catfish production to support the rearing for food and jobs."
The event was attended by farmers across the Municipality, some prominent Chiefs and traditional leaders, some citizens of Adentan, as well as Staff members of Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA).