Grumesa :Assembly Rewards Gallant Farmers

Deserving farmers were awarded in the Akrofuom District at the 37th National Farmer’s Day celebrations at Grumesa, one of the communities in the district.

The celebration which was under the theme ‘Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana’, was graced by the District Chief Executive, the Member of Parliament, Nananom, farmers in the district and other dignitaries.

Addressing the gathering, the DCE, Hon Maurice Jonas Woode congratulated farmers in the district who work hard daily to ensure that food is always available for us.

He said that the Assembly has set its sight on getting more of the youth involved in agriculture thus, the Assembly will nurse 10, 000 coconut seedlings of which each farmer will get 69 seedlings, which is equivalent to a one-acre farmland.

“This will help the district derive raw materials in case the government is to establish 1D1F in our district as the husk of coconut can be used to produce charcoal which is good for mining activities”, he said.

These will be distributed to the farmers free of charge.

The Member of Parliament for Akrofuom Constituency, Hon Alex Blankson urged the youth interested in farming to mobilize themselves in order for him to resource them to make the agribusiness lucrative.

Again as a way of empowering the youth in order to reduce rural- urban migration, he will organize skills training and also enroll 100 youth into apprenticeship and set them up after their training.

Mr Blankson donated 400 piecss of roofing sheet to help complete the community center of the host town Grumesa.

A total of 20 farmers were rewarded by the Assembly for being exceptional in their farming. They received items like mattresses, television set, cutlasses, wellington boots, radio sets, knapsack sprayers and other items.

The overall best farmer award went to Mr Richard Kodie of Wamase and Hon. Matthew Baah and Rev. Emmanuel Foli also took the 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up positions respectively.

Mr. Kodie urged the youth to develop interest in farming to help make life easier for them.

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