Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region will today host this year’s National Farmer’s Day celebration.
The event, which is normally held on the first Friday of every December to honour farmers and fisher-for their hard work, is being celebrated today due to the December 7 polls.
This year’s Farmer’s Day, which is the 32nd edition, is being celebrated on the theme: “Agriculture: A Business Response to Economic Growth.”
Over 88 individuals and institutions will be rewarded for their contributions to agriculture in this year’s celebration.
The overall national best farmer is expected to go home with $100,000 and a three-bedroom house.
In an interview with Today, Brong Ahafo Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Cyril Quist, said preparations were far-advanced to host the programme.
“We are expecting a nice programme, the awardees are very happy, and we believe that they (awardees) will be motivated by the awards,” he said.
Early this week all the winners for this year’s event attended the 7th National Farmer’s Forum in Sunyani ahead of today’s event.
Present at the forum were some ministers of state, Members of Parliaments (MPs), and directors of agriculture.
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