DCE Surprises PWD Farmer –

The DCE (in Smock) presenting the roofing sheets to Mr. Amoako

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Achiase, Richmond Agyabeng Amponsah, has surprised a person with disability (PWD) who is a farmer in the district.

The PWD, Mr.
Amoako, struggles to walk even with the help of crutches. That notwithstanding,
he is into serious farming; he possesses several tracts of acres of cash and
food crops. Besides, he is into animal rearing such as goats, fowls, pigs,
among others.

During this
year’s Annual Farmers’ Day celebration in the District held at Akyem Nyankomase,
the DCE donated a packet of roofing sheet to the farmer.

Speaking to DAILY
GUIDE
on the sidelines of the celebration, Mr. Amponsah stated that he
was touched by the hard work of the farmer despite his condition.

He said he
did the donation because during inspection of farms ahead of the celebration,
he observed that the roofing of Mr. Amoako’s pigsty was in a bad state.

On his part,
Mr. Amoako told DAILY GUIDE that he did not let his current state define him
because he believes ability is not in physical stature. He, therefore,
encouraged other PWDs not to resort to begging; instead, they should get
something meaningful to do with their hands.

Mr. Amoako
also won the disability farmer of the district and apart from the DCE’s
surprise he received a spraying machine, six machetes, a piece of cloth, a wheelbarrow,
weedicides, among other farm inputs.

Best Farmer

Mr. Peter
Mensah, a native of Nyankomase, was adjudged the overall best farmer of the
district. He received a tricycle known in the local parlance as ‘Aboboyaa’, a spraying
machine, among other farm inputs.

Abraham
Quaggrey and Rev. James Aduyaw were adjudged first and second runners-up
respectively.

A total of
20 farmers were awarded on the day. All award winners received various forms of
farm inputs from the District Assembly and the District Food and Agricultural
Department.

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