Ghana Celebrates Farmers Day Today

Ghana Celebrates Farmers Day Today

Thousands of farmers across the country will be reward by the state for their enormous contribution to the economy of the country.

Farmers Day in Ghana is an annual celebration and this year's theme is "Transforming Ghana, Investing In Agricultural".

This year's celebration will take place in Bolgatanga in Upper East Region. This year's National Best Farmer will win a three-bedroom house and the second best National Farmer will also take home a tractor.

Minister of Agricultural, Fiifi Kwetey says investing in agricultural is key to the growth and development of the country.

According to him it is important for people involved in agricultural  to increase their investment into their various sectors."... instead of keeping their little savings, they [farmers] should think about leveraging their little monies into agricultural production."

Meanwhile a group calling itself, Concerned Farmers Association of Ghana has called on government to review the prices given to farmers on the occasion to reflect the real needs of  farmers.

According to the group, they do not need cutlasses, alcoholic drinks, booths, etc. They say farmers are dying from poverty. They say they expect financial assistance from the government.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo Addo has congratulated farmers across the country. He also promised farmers an NPP lead administration will enhance modinised agricultural to increase productivity.

Also the General Secretary Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia in a statement wished farmers across the country well.

The NDC urged farmers to take advantage of the congenial environment provided by the government to improve on their productivity aimed at ensuring food security for the nation.

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