- National best farmer says he's yet to decide what to do with his cash price
- Kweku Agyeman won a cash prize of $100,000
The 2017 national best farmer, Kweku Agyeman says he carries one major burden which is on how to spend his cash award.
President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo offered a cash prize worth $100,000 to the best deserving farmer but Kweku Agyeman says he is yet to determine what to do with the money.
“For now, I cannot tell what I am going to use this money for. I will think about it and maybe use it to benefit Ghanaians”, he disclosed in an interview with UTV.
Mr Agyemang is said to own farms that employ about 205 casual and permanent workers in the region. He has been a farmer for about 28 years. Meanwhile, the first runner-up award was picked up by Mabel Akoto Kudjoe from Hohoe in the Volta region, while the second runner-up went to Rebecca Anne Commey, in Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra region.
In all, this year's Farmers Day celebration recognized 77 farmers and fishermen for their hard work. Other award-winners included Abdul-Rahman Mohammed from the Upper East region who was adjudged the National Best Crop farmer.
The National Best Youth Farmer went to Richard Awombadek, from Builsa South in the Upper East region.
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