- 55-year-old farmer, from the Jomoro District of the Western Region, Solomon Kojo Kusi was adjudged the 2020 national best farmer
- Kusi was presented with a GHS570,000 cash prize
- Mr. Kusi won the best farmer at the district level in 2015
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Each year, farmers day is held to celebrated on the first Friday of December to recognize the contributions of farmers and fishers in the country.
At the event this year, 55-year-old farmer, from the Jomoro District of the Western Region, Solomon Kojo Kusi was adjudged the 2020 national best farmer.
The event which was held at Techiman in the Bono East Region, saw Kusi, being presented with a GHS570,000 cash prize.
The 55-year-old farmer has been in the agriculture business for the past decade with a current farm strength of 220 workers.
According to a Citinews report, in 2015, Mr. Kusi won the best farmer at the district level.
Mr. Kusi is a married man and a father of nine.
Nana Kofi Drobo IV of Wenchi in the Bono Region and Mahmoud Mohammed Awal from Zabzugu in the Northern emerged the first and second runner-ups respectively.
At the event President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said this year’s Farmers’ Day celebration has taken on even more significance, in view of the ravages caused by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
He mentioned that the resilient nature of Ghanaian agriculture, and the strong support from Government over the last three years and ten months there was no food shortage in Ghana.
Nana Addo mentioned that the country faced no shortages in food supply since the outbreak of the virus on our shores in March.
He added that our country has since then, been able to stand on its own two feet, in spite of the obviously difficult times.
The president expressed appreciation to farmers and fisherfolk across the country for achieving this historic feat.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the 2020 Farmers Day celebration would not be a holiday as has always been the case.
In a release signed by the interior minister, Ambrose Dery, this year's farmers day will be celebrated on November 6, 2020 instead of the first Friday of December.
The release noted that even though the day would be observed, it would not be a holiday.
However, on Friday, December 4, 2020 which should have been the public holiday, the day would be marked as a statutory public holiday.
The day would be observed as such throughout the country.
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