Charles Tawiah, GNA
Dec. 06, GNA – Mr Michael Osei, a 27-year-old farmer from Seide, was on Friday
adjudged the overall best farmer in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South Municipality.
At a ceremony
organized by the Municipal assembly to honour farmers at Amanchia, he took home
a tricycle (Aboboyaa), two knapsack spraying machines, a radio set, a pair of
Wellington boots, two pieces of wax print and a certificate for emerging as the
Mr Osei has a
20-acre cocoa farm, four-acre oil palm plantation, nine acres of maize, one
acre of rice and 26 rabbits.
In all, 17 farmers,
including seven women were honored at the ceremony.
Mr. Michael Awuku
Amoah, the Municipal Chief Executive, speaking at the ceremony commended the
government for introducing the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative and said
it had helped increased food production in the municipality.
He said the assembly
had distributed over 45,000 oil palm seedlings to farmers free of charge to
help boost oil palm production to support the planting for export and rural
development programme in the area.
Mr. Awuku Amoah
stressed the need for Ghanaians to eat what was grown in the country to help
boost the incomes of farmers.
Mr Daniel Peprah,
the Municipal Director of Agriculture urged the farmers to adopt modern farming
practices to increase their yields and improve on their incomes.
Mr Osei, on his part
appealed to the youth in the area to choose farming instead of galamsey
(illegal mining), since farming was more sustainable.