Gov’t to sponsor children of farmers and fishermen at the university

Gov’t to sponsor children of farmers and fishermen at the university

The government of Ghana has outlined plans to offer scholarships to children of farmers and fishermen to pursue tertiary education.

The government said starting this year, 24 farmers and fisherfolk will have their children benefiting from this scholarship package.

This was announced by President Akufo-Addo during the commemoration of the 2018 National Farmers’ Day.

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The 34th National Farmers’ Day celebration was held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium at Tamale in the Northern Region.

Delivering a speech, President Akufo-Addo said the scholarship package will cover local tertiary programmes ranging from first degree to PhD in any agricultural subject of their choice.

This year, government has added to the national awards package for farmers and fisherfolk, a total of 24 scholarships for the wards of farmers and fisherfolks,” he stated.

According to him, the new package for the farmers is a “testimony of [how government is] making agriculture attractive to all especially the youth.”

The National Farmers’ Day is marked annually on December 7 to celebrate and honour the efforts and works of farmers and fishermen across the country.

This year, 60-year-old James Obeng Boateng was crowned the overall National Best Farmer.

He was given numerous prizes as reward, including a cheque for GHS 480,000.

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