- Union of Agric workers are calling for the cancellation of Farmer's Day
- GAWU argues Farmer's Day celebration is a waste of time and money
The association of Agric workers says there is no need to celebrate Farmer's Day since the holiday means nothing to farmers across the country.
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In a crucial press statement to Government, the association argues that “the holiday has no significance to farmers. Farmers per their nature of work do not need a specific day through legislation as a holiday. The holiday does not benefit them".
According to the General Agric Workers Union (GAWU), the national holiday costs Ghana millions of cedis. He believes this amount of money could be used to invest heavily in the agric sector.
The celebration of farmer's day happened in 1985 when Ghana survived the 1982-1983 food crisis which under the era of Jerry John Rawlings.
Should the advocacy of GAWU be considered, 1st December could no longer be made a national holiday.
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