Denkyembour District Assembly Celebrates 37th Annual Farmers’ Day
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 3rd December, 2021
On 3rd December 2021, the Denkyembour District Assembly observed the 37th Annual Farmers Day in Sakyikrom to celebrate the farmers in Ghana for their hardworking and enormous contribution towards growth and development of the country. It was celebrated under the theme “Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food System in Ghana”.
The Chairman for the occasion; Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro III in his welcome address, welcomed all heads of departments, farmers, award winners, assembly members and the general public for gracing the occasion. He also encouraged everyone to go into farming in order to sustain the economy.
The District Director for Agriculture; Mr. Seth Yeboah, commended the awardees for their immense support for the development of the country. He also stated that there are a lot of opportunities for anyone who wishes to enter into agriculture. He mentioned that the economy could not have survived during the COVID-19 era if not for the immense contribution of farmers. He encouraged the beneficiaries not to relent on their effort to achieve the Ghana beyond Aid Agenda by the President.
Speaking on the theme for the celebration, Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana the District Chief Executive for Denkyembour District; Honourable Seth Birikorang Ofosu mentioned that, COVID -19 pandemic has pushed all countries to be self-sufficient in food production and therefore commended the government for introducing the Planting for Food and Jobs and Planting for Export and Rural Development programs which has ensured adequate food supply and improved the economy. He then encouraged all farmers and processors of agricultural products within the district to work extra hard in order to improve food production which could be converted into employment, food security and poverty reduction.
There were short presentations from the Member of Parliament for Akwatia Constituency; Honorable Henry Boakye Yiadom and the District Manager for Cocoa Health Extension Division which were both aimed at encouraging the general public in entering into Agriculture which was the backbone of any flourishing economy.
Twenty-Five (25) award winners received prizes during the ceremony ranging from best farmers in various crops, best agribusiness enterprise, best farmers in various animal farms, best disability farmer amongst others. The best amongst them all was Mr. Padmore Kwaning, a fifty-five (55) year old man from Apinamang who won the overall best farmer for the district. He received a motorized tricycle, a radio set, full piece of men’s kente, a knapsack spraying machine, 2 pairs of field boots, 5 cutlasses, 3 bars of key soap and a certificate.