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Tano South rewards best farmer

Mad. Aforo Daniel has been adjudged the best farmer in the Tano South Municipality. For his prize he received a tricycle and other items.

 

Addressing the 34th edition of the Farmers day at Techimantia in the Brong Ahafo Region which attracted different categories of farmers, Mr. Collins Offinam Takyi, the Municipal Chief Executive for Tano South, said the celebration of the day helps farmers to access their strengths and weaknesses.

 

The MCE repeated that government had introduced a number of the agricultural policies to ensure that the sector becomes attractive for the younger generation to invest their resources.

 

The DCE therefore called for support for the government to implement its policies such as planting for food and jobs.

 

One of the major problems confronting farmers in the municipality is land acquisition, the DCE stated and therefore appealed to custodians of land to make it flexible for people to acquire same for farming activities.

 

Mr. Clifford Ashie, the Assistant Fire Officer of the Tano South Fire Station reminded the people that PNDC Law 229 mandates communities to establish fire volunteers to augment the works of fire service.

 

He asked community leaders who want to form fire volunteers’ groups to visit his office for the necessary arrangement to be made, assuring that next year the Bechem Fire Station would embark on campaign drive to educate general public on the sustainability of environment through protection of the forests.

 

The MP for Tano South, Mr. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, praised the gallant farmers for coming in their numbers to celebrate the day irrespective of their age, colour, religion or political affiliation.

 

He identified marketing as one of the challenges confronting farmers across the length and breadth of the country and said government was working assiduously to implement one district, one factory policies to ensure farmers have access to good marketing system.

 

Source: ISD (Barnie K. Agyeman)