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GA E: 38-year old wins 2012 national best farmer award
|Best farmer 2012 (middle)|| |
Mr. Lemuel Qurshie Martey, a 38-year old has been named as the 2012 National Best Farmer at the 28th edition of the Farmers’ Day celebrations held at Abokobi in the Ga East Municipality in Accra today.
Mr. Martey who holds an HND and a Bachelor of Science degree had to abandon his job at Nestle Ghana to enable him concentrate fully on farming.
For his prize, Mr. Martey will have a three bedroom, fully furnished house on a litigation-free land sponsored by the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and a pick-up truck as well as other prizes.
51-year-old Mr. Enoch Teye Darglo from the Greater Accra Region was the 1st runner up while Ellen Attiah from the Northen Region, a 28 year-old farmer from the Upper East region, was the 2nd Runner up.
President Mahama who gave the keynote address pledged the next NDC administration would prioritize agricultural modernization, which he believes holds the key to transforming the country’s economy and the pillar to Ghana’s development.
This year’s National Farmers Day award was held on the theme: “Grow More Food: Strengthening farmer-based organizations for marketplace bargaining power”.
In all, 74 farmers and fishers were honoured for their outstanding contribution to the economy.
Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Emmanuel Frimpong/Ghanadistricts.com
01. 38-year old wins 2012 national best farmer award
The 2012 national best farmer and his family
02. 38-year old wins 2012 national best farmer award
President Mahama and the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo driving one of the tractors.
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