During the annual Farmers’ Day celebration on December 1, 2023, the Adentan municipal assembly recognized the outstanding achievements of seven farmers. The event, which took place at Amanfro Town Park, focused on the theme of Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience.

National Farmers’ Day in Ghana is celebrated annually on the first Fridays of December to recognize and appreciate the commendable efforts of the hardworking farmers, who play a crucial role in the economy by ensuring a constant food supply.

The awards ceremony included seven categories: Best Fish Farmer, Best Crop Farmer, Best Woman Farmer, Best Livestock Farmer, Best Agro Processor, Best Agric Extension Agent, and Overall Best Farmer.

Mr. Raymond Tilung Ching, a 55-year-old farmer, received the award for Best Fish Farmer. His prize included a Polytank, a wheelbarrow, a Knapsack sprayer, GTP cloth, four cutlasses, a shovel, a pair of Wellington boots, and tin fish. Accompanying him to receive the items was Hon. Ella Esinam Christine Nongo, the Assembly Member for Gbentanaa Electoral area of which the awardees comes from.

In the Best Crop Farmer category, Mr. Salifu Issah, aged 53, was recognized for his exceptional farming skills. He also received a Polytank, a wheelbarrow, a Knapsack sprayer, GTP cloth, four cutlasses, a shovel, a pair of Wellington boots, and tin fish.

Madam Grace Aziko, a 45-year-old farmer with 19 years of experience, was named the Best Woman Farmer. Her prize package included a table-top fridge, a wheelbarrow, a Knapsack sprayer, GTP cloth, four cutlasses, a shovel, a pair of Wellington boots, and tin fish.

Rev. Ebenezer Sowartey, who not only serves as the General Overseer of God’s Tabernacles of Praise churches but also has 20 years of farming experience, was honored in the Best Livestock Farmer category. He received a Polytank, a wheelbarrow, a Knapsack sprayer, GTP cloth, four cutlasses, a pair of Wellington boots, and tin fish.

Madam Theresa Avorgah, aged 60, was recognized as the Best Agro Processor. In addition to a pair of Wellington boots and tin fish, she received a fridge, a fruit juice extractor, and a white tank.

The award for Best Agric Extension Agent went to 30-year-old Alidu Tuga, who received a deep freezer, a wheelbarrow, a Knapsack sprayer, GTP cloth, four cutlasses, a pair of Wellington boots, a shovel, and tin fish.

The highest honor, Overall Best Farmer, was presented to Mr. Kofi Adjei, aged 47. Mr. Adjei, who has been farming for 12 years and is involved in real estate development and road construction, as well as owning a restaurant, received a tricycle, a pair of boots, four cutlasses, tin fish, and a shovel. His wide-ranging agricultural activities include cultivating cassava, plantains, yam, okra, pepper, mango, and raising livestock such as sheep, goats, local birds, ducks, and cattle.

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SOURCE: Divine Mensah Vadze/NSP/CSU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADENTAN MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY HONORS SEVEN FARMERS AT 39TH FARMERS’ DAY CELEBRATION

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