National Best Farmer ready to part with over GHc500,000; makes solemn promise to Ghanaians

National Best Farmer ready to part with over GHc500,000; makes solemn promise to Ghanaians

- The 2019 National Best Farmer, Charles Gyamfi, has expressed his readiness to assist Ghanaian youth who wish to become farmers

- He explained that he intends to use his cash prize of $100,000 to help those who are interested

- Gyamfi revealed that he is a Registrar but is engaged in farming because it is a lucrative venture

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YEN.com.gh has learned that the 2019 National Best Farmer, Charles Gyamfi, has declared his readiness to give away his cash prize of $100,000.

According to him, he is willing to invest the money into young Ghanaians who are ready to go into farming.

Gyamfi, after receiving his award from President Akufo-Addo, admonished the youth to venture into farming, as it is a lucrative venture, peacefmonline.com reports.

National Best Farmer ready to part with over GHc500,000; makes solemn promise to Ghanaians

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Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he explained that farming is not a profession reserved for illiterates.

He went on to say that he is a practicing Registrar and has been working for about 30 years now.

He took the opportunity to express his appreciation to the government and the ministry of Agriculture for the support and honour given to farmers in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the 58-year-old man was announced as the 2019 best farmer at a colourful durbar held in the Volta region on Friday, December 6, 2019.

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

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

The father of five has over 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.

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