Denkyembour District Assembly Commemorates 38th Farmers Day Celebration
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 24th November, 2022
Denkyembour District Assembly celebrated this year’s 38th Farmers’ Day on Thursday 24th November 2022 in grand style at Akim Apinamang D/A Basic School Park to celebrate all farmers within the district. The celebration, which was themed ‘Accelerating Agricultural Development through Value Addition’ saw the presence of many dignitaries at the function including the District Chief Executive of the district, District Coordinating Director, District Director for Cocoa Health Extension Division, Assembly Members of the Denkyembour District Assembly, the media and many others.
The chairman for the ceremony and chief of Akim Apinamang; Osabarima Asare Oware Pinkro II welcomed everyone to the function and mentioned how important it was to celebrate farmers. He mentioned that agriculture was the backbone of this economy and without agriculture, the nation would go on its knees. He then mentioned the district should pay very close attention to agriculture.
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 impact of COVID-19 greatly affected the economy but the agriculture sector
Speaking on the theme for the celebration, Accelerating Agricultural Development through Value Addition, 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 presentations by the District Director for Cocoa Health and Extension Division who encouraged farmers to grow more for the overall sustenance of the economy. He also mentioned that a cocoa farmer from the district had been nominated for the best regional cocoa farmer.
Fifteen (15) award winners received prizes during the ceremony ranging from best farmers in various crops, best agribusiness enterprise, best farmers in various animal farms, and best disability farmer amongst others. The best amongst them all was Osabarima Owusu Baafi Aboagye III from Dwenase who won the overall best farmer for the district. He received a motor cycle, 1 knapsack spraying machine, 1 pair of field boots, 6 cutlasses and a certificate.