Friday, December 1 declared public holiday

Friday, December 1 declared public holiday

- December 1 has been set aside for the celebration of Farmer's day

- The event is aimed at rewarding hard-working farmers in Ghana

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The government, through its interior ministry, has declared Friday, December 1 a statutory public holiday.

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The holiday forms part of activities marking the Farmer's day celebration which is commemorated across the country to celebrate the contribution of farmers to food security and economic development of Ghana.

This year's celebration is dubbed "planting for food and jobs". This coincides with government's flagship program in the Agric sector aimed at improving on food security in the country.

The recently launched planting for food and jobs program is aimed at creating in excess of 750,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Agric sector.

Statistics from the Statistical service show that the Agric sector continues to register slow growth - a development which questions the state of food security in Ghana.

But even as Ghana marks farmer's day, stark challenges facing the sector as climate change, lack of a ready market, taste for foreign foods continues.

The celebration is expected to see government announce the best farmer of the year. is building a platform where Ghanaians can share local news and own experiences with each other.

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