Stephen Asante, GNA
Kumasi, Dec. 06, GNA
– The Amanfrom Prisons Camp of the Ghana Prisons Service won the overall Best
Farmer Award at this year’s Farmers’ Day celebration, held at Amanfrom in the
The Camp has
cultivated a total of 24 acres of maize, 40 acres of oil palm, two acres of
vegetables, including cabbage, lettuce, spring onion, garden eggs, 300 pigs,
150 rabbits and 50 sheep.
For its prize, the
Camp took home 30 cutlasses, weedicide, five pairs of Wellington boots, a box
of key soap, a bicycle, 40- inch television set, a Knapsack sprayer and a
More than 20
individuals and organizations across the agricultural value chain were awarded
for their immense contributions to enhancing food security, good agro practices
and hard work.
They received prizes
ranging from mattresses, cutlasses, weedicides, key soap, Wellington boots,
rain coats, Knapsack sprayers, certificates, amongst others.
Small-Scale Agriculture towards Agribusiness Development,” was the theme for
this year’s event.
Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), lauded the Ghana Prisons
service and the other award winners for their dedicated services to the nation.
He entreated farmers
to embrace commercial farming, saying they should move from the subsistence
level of activities to agribusiness to enhance their livelihood.
The MCE urged
Ghanaians to avail themselves of the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme to
help increase the country’s food stock substantially in order to reduce food