- The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has presented a brand new tricycle to Mr. John Enimil
- This was because John Enimil, over all Best Farmer in the Prestea-Huni Valley returned his prize package
- He believed that package was not the best to be given him as prize for working hard
After the National Farmers’ Day celebration held on December 1, 2017, one of the municipal over all best farmer winners returned his prize package.
Mr. John Enimil, 35-year-old, was adjudged the Overall Best Farmer of Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality in the Western Region.
He was thus awarded a bicycle, wellington boots, nine cutlasses, four knapsack of sprayers, 2 radio sets, a flat screen TV and a table-top fridge.
But the package left Mr. Enimil very disappointed.
He was not happy with the package, which according to him does not befit his status as best farmer.
He stated in an interview that he had expected to be rewarded with a tricycle to help him in his farming business as was the case in the previous editions of the award.
“"In 2016 the Overall Best Farmer was a brand new tricycle (Aboboyaa) so I was expecting the same or very important item than this bicycle,” Mr. Enimil had said.
Consequently, he returned all the items to the Municipality, stressing that he did not deserve such a ‘laughable’ prize.
Following his rejection, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has pacified the Prestea-Huni Valley Overall Best Farmer.
The deputy minister has presented a brand new tricycle (Aboboyaa) to the disappointed 2017 Overall Best Farmer of Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality in the Western Region.
The new presentation was made at a mini durbar held at Mankuma last week, according to a report by modernghana.com.
Also present at the event were the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Officer, Mr. Mozart Kwaku Owuh, the Municipal Director of Agriculture, Mr. Gabriel Adjargo, and some NPP executives
According to the deputy minister, it was unfortunate that the best farmer in that part of the country was not happy with his prize.
Therefore, in order to redeem his confidence and love for the farming work, she had to act promptly in giving Mr. Enimil a well-deserved prize.
Receiving the reward on behalf of his husband, Mrs. Patience Enimil expressed her excitement for the new package; saying the new gift has “washed their embarrassment away.”
"We are now happy as a family, God bless Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi for supporting us and this has washed away the embarrassment we received first", she said.
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