Twenty-nine year old graduate is New Juaben best farmer

By Millicent Tamakloe/Abigail Yadago, GNA

Densuano, Dec 7, GNA – Mr Michael Newman, a
29-year old graduate has emerged as the overall best farmer in the New Juaben
South municipality out of 14 others who were rewarded in various categories.

Mr Newman has 3,165 poultry layers, 100
local birds, 100 cockerels, one acre each of green pepper, cabbage, tomatoes
and carrots, half an acre each of beetroot, chili pepper, cucumber, two acres
of maize, 60 pigs, 18 goats, 17 ducks and 10 rabbits.

For his prize, he received a tricycle
(aboboya), sewing machine, knapsack sprayer, full piece adepa GTP wax print
wellington boots, five cutlasses, four bottles of weedicides and a certificate.

Mr Richard Ayivi and Madam Mariam Ahmed were
awarded the best youth and woman farmers respectively.

The others were; best maize farmer, best
vegetable farmer, best livestock farmer, best non-traditional farmer, best
animal farmer, best plantain farmer, best group, best fish farmer, best poultry
farmer, best market woman, best engineer for post-harvest, best woman farmer,
best youth farmer and the overall municipal best farmer.

Mr Kofi Tweneboah, New Juaben Municipal
Director of agriculture, noted that the awards were based on merit and not
protocol as some assume and urged farmers to adhere to the best farming
practices.  

Mr Isaac Apaw Gyasi, Municipal Chief
Executive (MCE) NJSMA announced that the Assembly submitted four proposals for
the One District, One Factory (1D1F) secretariat for the establishment of oil
palm, cosmetic and garments factories in the municipal.

He indicated that the factories together
with the Business Incubation Programme introduced by government would help to
solve youth unemployment issues in the country and establish a strong and
robust raw material base for industries.

Nana Ofosu Atta Obrempong, Representative of
Daasebre Oti Boateng, called on government to put measures in place for
citizens to patronise locally manufactured goods to enhance the livelihoods of
hardworking farmers in the country.

GNA

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