At a joyous event when the Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Assembly marked the farmers Day Celebration in a grand style at Akoreso Nkwanta on Friday 24th November, 2023 to honour deserving hardworking farmers in the Municipality under the theme, “Delivering Smart Solutions For Sustainable Food Security And Resilience”
This was to commemorate the National Farmers Day Celebration held each year on the first Friday of December to honour the Nation’s gallant farmers and fishers for their immense contributions to the economic development of Ghana.
We all know that coming Friday December 1st 2023 is the National farmers day but because Tarkwa is hosting this year’s 39th farmers day that why the three Amenfi’s held their own last Friday because would all be joining the national one to support Tarkwa.
The Chairman for the occasion, Nana Afrotin (Heman mpatase chief) in his welcome address thanked the Municipal Chief Executive and her entourage for organizing the programme in the Wassa Akoreso community community.
The Municipal best farmer in his remarks noted that there was the need for all small scale farmers to see agriculture as a business, but not as a way of life. He supported the call for the consumption of local food.
Again the Municipal Agric Director also explained to the gathering how one becomes an award winner, and also how a community is selected to host the Farmers’ Day. He took the opportunity to thank all especially, the MCE,MP, Heads of Department and the Assembly for sponsoring the celebration of the Farmers day programme.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Frederick Korankye in his remarks enumerated activities and programmes implemented by the Government to help increase the standard of living of Farmers in the Municipal.
He touched on planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), where Rice,Oil Palm and others seedlings were distributed to Farmers in the Municipal, on the Planting for Food and Jobs.
He also entreated all farmers to take advantage of the opportunities given and work as business men to give meaning to the theme selected for this year.
The award categories for the farmers included the best Municipal Farmer, First and Second runner-up, best Youth farmer, best female farmer, best Physically Challenge farmer, best crop farmer, best aquaculture farmer, best agricultural extension farmer, best cocoa farmer, best small ruminants and vegetable farmers among others.
The awards presented to them included various agricultural equipment and inputs as well as other attractive prices such as refrigerator, Colour Television, Aboboyaa, motor bicycles,Gas cylinder and among other.
Also some of the award prices presented to the farmers was fully supported by Amenfiman Rural Bank and Perseus Mining Ghana limited as the usually do in every year.
The programm was graced by Hon. Nicholas Amankwaah, MP for Wassa Amenfi East Constituency and He donated gas cylinders and motorbike to the Assembly for distribution to deserving hardworking farmers.
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