About thirty-six farmers in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality were last Friday, rewarded by government for their immense contribution in the Agriculture sector of the country.
Date Created : 12/9/2013 11:33:22 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com
Thirty-six farmers in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality were last Friday, rewarded by government for their immense contribution in the Agriculture sector of the country.
A 43 year old female farmer, Mrs. Lydia Opoku from Sefwi Amprompi, was adjudged the overall best farmer in the area and took home a brand new motorized tri-cycle donated by Chirano gold Mines Limited
Other winners from the municipality were also presented with items such as cocoa weighing scales, snap sack spraying machines, agro-chemicals, wellington boots, cutlasses and refrigerators among others.
Delivery his speech, Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Samuel L. Santana, said agriculture had sustained the nation’s economy and advised that all must join forces to improve the sector.
He said, though farmers and fishermen are faced with series of challenges in their daily operations, efforts will continually be made to turn the sector around.
According to him, post-harvest loses is one major challenge confronting farmers in most parts of the area but however assured that the assembly will liaise with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to find a lasting solution to this problem.
The General Manager for Chirano Gold Mines Limited, Mr. Ken Norris also congratulated Ghanaian farmers for their roles in ensuring food sufficiency in the country.
Mr. Norris further noted that the presentation of the tri-cycles valued at 8,000 Ghana cedis, were aimed at assisting farmers who will emerge overall, to easily move their farm produce to nearby markets as a mean of reducing reduce post-harvest losses.
This year’s farmers’ day celebration was organized on the theme: “Reducing Post-harvest Losses for Sustainable Food Security and Nutrition.”
Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/Ghanadistricts.com