Members of the General Agricultural Workers Union are questioning the importance of the tons of awards dolled on deserving farmers during the Farmers' Day holiday calling on government to go beyond just declaring the day a public holiday and rather concentrate on the best ways of improving the livelihoods of farmers.
The year's Farmers' Day celebration dubbed: Transform Ghana – Invest in Agriculture saw several deserving farmers get awarded by government for their contributions to the nation's agricultural sector.
Meanwhile, Forty Eight (48) year old Ibrahim Musah from the Dormaa Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region is the 2015 National Best Farmer in Ghana.He has 100 acres of cocoa farm among others including a tilapia farm. He also has farm animals and crops among others. He has been a farmer for 13 years.For his price he won a three-bedroom house, a GH¢3000 cash prize, a laptop and a car among other prizes. Augustine Boateng from Asunafo North in the Brong Ahafo region was the first-runner up while Charity Akotia of Agona West received a pick-up for coming third.