Alex Baah Boadi, GNA
Sefwi-Yamfo (W/N), Dec. 7, GNA – Twenty-four
farmers and four extension agriculture officers in the Akontombra District of
the Western North Region have been presented with various prizes for their
immense contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
They received motorcycles, knapsack spraying
machines, flat screen televisions, Wellington boots, agro-chemicals, bars of
key soap, bicycles and refrigerators.
Forty-year old Kwabena Ofori was adjudged
the Overall District Best Farmer at a colourful Farmers’ Day celebration held
He received a motorcycle, knapsack spraying
machine and a pair of wellington boots.
Mr Alex Tetteh, Member of Parliament for
Akontombra, commended the gallant farmers for their role in national
development and called on them to work hard since the District would soon
benefit from a rice factory under the One District One Factory initiative.
He reiterated government’s effort in making
the agriculture sector attractive to the youth and advised them to adopt
scientific methods of farming.
Mr Yawson Amoah, the District Chief
Executive, asked farmers to support the Ghana COCOBOD rehabilitation programme
in the area.
He announced that 218 farmers have been paid
initial treatment grant and the Assembly, through the Cocoa Health and
Extension Division, have raised 940 seedlings to be supplied to cocoa farmers
in the District.
Mr Ofori, the District Best Farmer, lauded
the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs and pruning and pollination of
cocoa, which had helped improve farmers yield in the District and called for
the sustenance of those programmes.
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