- Former president John Dramani Mahama celebrated farmers for their priceless efforts on National Farmers' Day
- He thanked farmers for feeding the country and keeping industries running in a message on Friday, December 2
- The former president urged the government to take farmers and farming-related businesses seriously amid the nation's economic depression
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The former president of the Republic of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama, has celebrated farmers for their priceless efforts that feed the country and keep industries running.
John Dramani Mahama's message to farmers and government
He urged the government to take farmers and farming-related businesses seriously amid the nation's economic turmoil on the occasion of National Farmers' Day on Friday, December 2.
Happy Farmers Day! I celebrate all farmers on this auspicious occasion for their priceless efforts that feed us and keep our industries running.
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With Ghana's economy on the brink of collapse, as proven by Rating Agencies through their unending downgrades, and the hardship it has brought to many homes, this is the time for the government to begin to take farmers and farming-related businesses seriously, he said.
John Dramani Mahama urges government to prioritise agribusiness and support
The former president stated that it is the surest way Ghana can reduce imports, strengthen the struggling cedi and save the economy.
''I urge the government to prioritise agribusiness and support with favourable financing for farmers and all actors in the agricultural value chain,'' he added.
Farmers' Day 2022: 43-year-old From Asante Juaben Wins Overall National Best Farmer
In a related story, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a native of Asante Juaben, Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebour, has been named the Overall National Best Farmer at the 2022 National Farmers' Day celebration.
The 43-year-old, who has farming experience spanning 22 years, clinched the coveted title at the 38th National Farmers' Day event in Koforidua in the Eastern Region on Friday, December 2.
Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebour's winning prize
He received GH¢1,000,000 and two nights' complimentary board stay for two at the Peduase Valley Resort.
Akufo-Addo, Others Attend Celebration in Koforidua In Live Video
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the 38th National Farmers' Day happened at Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana, with President Akufo-Addo and some members of his government present.
The president and other prominent government officials graced the annual event to celebrate the country's hardworking farmers.
This year's celebration is on the theme: ''Accelerating Agriculture through Value Addition''.
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