- Fifty-seven-year-old Charity Akortia has been named the National Best Farmer at the 2023 National Farmers' Day celebration
- She took home GH¢1 million and other prizes for securing the prestigious title over two other men
- Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia presented the winners with prizes at the event on Friday, December 1
Charity Akortia, a woman from Agona West District in Ghana's Central Region, emerged as the National Best Farmer during the 2023 National Farmers' Day celebration.
The 57-year-old farmer was crowned at this year's event in Tarkwa in the Western Region on Friday, December 1. She received GH¢1 million and other prizes.
Prizes were also awarded to the first runner-up, Theophilus Ezenrane Ackah, 46, of Jomoro in the Western Region, and the second runner-up, Kwaku Yeboah Asiamah, 58, of Bono East Region.
Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia awarded the recipients prizes, emphasising the importance of farmers and the agriculture sector to the Ghanaian economy.
"As we honour our heroic farmers and co-actors in the agricultural value chain, we must remember that the new dynamics necessitate new solutions to achieve our food security, resilience, job creation, poverty reduction, and prosperity goals,'' he said, per citinewsroom.
He noted that the government has managed to address the challenges to food security through the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative since 2017, but more needs to be done.
See some of the images from the celebration below:
Peeps commend Charity Akortia
Vice-President Bawumia shared images from the National Farmers Day celebration on Facebook, where people commended the winner.
Addo Osei Wilson indicated:
Kudos to Charity Akortia, a deserving National Best Farmer! Your dedication shines, inspiring pride in Ghana's agriculture.
Ahmed Kyebiri commented:
Congratulations to our farmers.
Hamdan Abubakari posted:
Congratulations to the winner.
Bra Kwesey indicated:
Congrats to the National best farmer. Next year will be my turn as the National best farmer.
Ama Vida commented:
Nana Kwasi Mind indicated:
Thanks to our gallant farmers who feed us.
Nana Kwasi Mind said:
Congratulations to all the winners.
Ghanaian farmer weeps
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that 67-year-old Nana Kwasi Poku, a cocoa farmer in Ghana who has been farming for close to 40 years, narrated how he has lived in abject poverty nearly all his life despite being hardworking.
In an interview with TV3 Ghana, the farmer, whose passionate oration drove some to tears, she mentioned that he wishes to sell out his farmland to be used for mining because of his low earnings.
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The 82-year-old blamed the incident on dwarfs, claiming the imps laughed at him while he struggled in the forest.
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