Dr. Prince Hamid Armah (2nd L) presenting a certificate to the overall best farmer
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwesimintsim, in the Western Region, Dr Prince Hamid Armah has called on the youth to venture into agriculture to produce more food for local consumption and export.
He indicated that the era when the youth saw agriculture as punishment was over.
He was thus happy that the government’s investments and robust agricultural policies geared towards the improvement of the living conditions of farmers in the country is attracting the youth in Kwesimintsim to the sector.
He said it was encouraging to see the young venturing into agriculture and added that the government will continue to make the necessary investments in agriculture to help improve the country’s economy.
The MP was speaking at the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Farmers’ Day celebration held at Apremdo in the Western Region, ahead of this year’s 39th National Farmers Day, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 1, 2023, in Tarkwa in the same region.
The MP was happy that some of the award winners were youth and promised to assist them with the necessary equipment and inputs to help increase their yield.
The theme for this year’s farmers’ celebration is “Delivering Smart Solution for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience”.
A 59-year-old man from Whindo in the munipality, Stephen Kwame Eshun was adjudged the overall Best Farmer. He received a certificate, a tricycle, two spraying machines, cutlasses, two pair of wellington boots and other farming implements donated by the MP for Kwesimintsim, Dr. Prince Hamid Armah.
The Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Kojo Acquah commended the efforts of farmers in the area and stressed that their daily toil feeds and keeps citizens alive.
The Municipal Director of Agriculture, Ebo Nketsia Jnr. said the municipality during the year chalked successes in some of the government’s flagship programmes including supplying of seedlings to farmers, which created employment and enhanced the income of the farmers.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Apremdo