General News of Friday, 4 December 2015
Abrahim Musah, a 48-year-old from the Dormaa Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region has been adjudged the 2015 National Best Farmer in Ghana.
He is married with six children. He has farm animals and crops among others. He has 100 acres of cocoa farm among others including a tilapia farm.
He had a GHC3000 cash prize, a laptop and a car among other prizes.
Augustine Boateng from Asunafo North in the Brong Ahafo region was the first-runner up while Charity Akotia of Agona West received a pick-up for coming third.
The national Best livestock farmer went to Gideon Anabah of Bawku.
Ebenezer Afful was adjudged the best fisher. Kweku of Apam in the Central region of Ghana came second while Isaac Kpobi of the Volta region was the second runner up in the Fisheries category.
About 78 farmers and fishermen were honoured today at the 31st National Farmers’ Day celebration in Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital.
This year’s event, which is on the theme: “Transform Ghana: Invest in Agriculture,” has a focus on getting the private sector to invest in the agriculture sector to transform the country’s rural economies and halt rural-urban migration.