Charles Gyamfi wins National Best Farmer Award; takes home over GHc500,000 as prize

Charles Gyamfi wins National Best Farmer Award; takes home over GHc500,000 as prize

- A 58-year-old farmer, Charles Gyamfi, has been awarded the 2019 National Best Farmer award

- Gyamfi has been farming for about 25 years now and grows a wide variety of crops

- He also rears animals, has fish ponds and has five hives of bees

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Charles Gyamfi from the Ahafo region has been awarded the 2019 National Best Farmer Award.

The 58-year-old farmer was announced as the winner at a ceremony held at Ho in the Volta region.

Gyamfi has been a farmer for about 25 years and grows cocoa, cassava, maize, garden eggs and citrus fruits among others.

Charles Gyamfi wins National Best Farmer Award; takes home over GHc500,000 as prize

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He also rears cattle, goats and poultry and owns five boxes of bee hives and fish ponds.

The father of five has over a 100 employees and together, they also produce fruit juices with produce from his farm.

Per a report by myjoyonline.com, his cassava serves as a rich ingredient for gari which sells well in his community.

Gyamfi goes home with a cash prize of the cedi equivalent of $100,000, which was presented by President Akufo-Addo.

The winner of the first edition, which was held in 1985, took home cutlasses, YEN.com.gh has learned.

In other news, YEN.com.gh has gathered that the Lincoln Community School (LCS), a private school in Accra, has been ranked as the most expensive nursery school in the country.

Information available suggests that the school currently charges $14,788 every year per student for tuition. The registration fee, according to the school’s website, is paid onetime and is non-refundable.

The site adds that “on entry, a student in Pre-Kindergarten pays an initial registration fee of US$1,500; the balance of US$5,000 becomes payable when the student advances to Kindergarten”.

The school was formed in the year 1968 when six American families teamed up to build it.

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