Asante Akim South honours 24 farmers
The Asante Akim South District in the Ashanti region had one of the most memorable farmers' day celebrations held at Bompata to mark the 33rd edition of the event.
Date Created : 11/29/2017 4:02:08 AM : Story Author : Dominic Shirimori/Ghanadistricts.com
The well attended event was patronized by many chiefs, assembly men, opinion leaders, and the citizenry.
Twenty-four (24) farmers were celebrated for their outstanding contributions in their various fields in the agriculture sector and were presented with awards.
Mr. George Boateng, 39 emerged the overall District Best Farmer, with Philip Marfo, 39, and Margaret Afrakomah Campbell 63 as 2nd and 3rd runners up respectively.
This is the first time a giant tricycle (aboboyaa), a medium size tricycle, and a huge motor bikes have been given to the Best farmer, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up respectively in the district.
In addition, they each received a spraying machine, 2 cutlasses, a radio set, a rain coat, wax print, Wellington boots, and agro chemicals.
Also among the categories was the best youth farmer who took home a table top fridge, a bicycle, a spraying machine and other items. The best disabled Farmer was also honoured.
District Chief Executive for the area, Alexander Frimpong expressed government’s commitment to agriculture because of its significance to economic transformation hence the theme for this year’s celebration: “Farming for food and Jobs". This, he noted demonstrates the government's renewed commitment in making the Agricultural sector take a center stage in transforming the economy. And this has informed the various policy initiatives in the agriculture sector including the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme among others.
He urged the youth to embrace the initiatives to transform their lives since the programmes is linked to the one district one factory policy, and these farmers in most cases will be the suppliers of raw materials to the factories.
LIST OF AWARD WINNERS
NAME OF FARMER AGE COMMODITY COMMUNITY
1. Op. Kwabena Effah 65 Citrus Amantia
2.Hannah Abongo 51 Poultry Yawkwei
3. Odo Cocoa farmers Association - Best FBO Dansabonso
4. Kwabena Frimpong Manso 59 Exotic vegetables Muranaim
5. Nortey Abednego 38 Oil palm Nkyesa
6. Samuel Aboagye 45 Coconut Payase
7. Kwaku Oduro 58 Cocoyam Dampong
8. Grace Nimoh 40 Local vegetables Muranaim
9. Happy Badu Agbe 55 Cassava Aboaboso, Juaso
10.Mohammed Salifu 36 Rice Breku
11. Attaa Davordzi 45 Rice Sakikrom
12. Veronica Boamah 47 Agro-Processor Adomfe
13. Anthony Adjei 61 Pigs Adomfe
14. Nana Opoku Manu 58 Small Ruminant Obogu
15. Attah Fukye 70 Physically Challenged Farmer Payase
16. Moses Tsewu 46 Maize Juaso
17. Emmanuel Asiamah 46 Plantain Apragya
18. Alhaji Haruna Salihu 57 Rice Pra- River
19. Edward Acheampong 54 Non-traditional (Livestock) Bompata
20. Stephen Ampoh 59 Best Agric worker Juaso
21. Seidu Maye Dakurugu 30 Best Youth Farmer Yaw- Bronya
22. Margaret Afrakomah Campbell 63 3rd District Best Farmer Obogu
23. Philip Marfo 39 2nd District Best Farmer Breku
24. George Boateng 39 District Best Farmer Morso