Suhum Municipality celebrates national farmers’ day
The Suhum municipality has celebrated the 2017 National Famers’ Day in a grand manner. The celebration, which was chaired by the Omenakohene Baffour Kofi Bonsu, took place at Omenako in the Suhum municipality.
Date Created : 1/30/2018 5:37:01 AM : Story Author : Ebenezer Adu-Larbi/Ghanadistricts.com
In her welcome address, the Municipal Director of Agriculture…… assured that the department of agriculture will continue to do its best to make to make the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ a success. She said her department was able to put in place several interventions to increase food security and generate income for the rural people.
She continued that the Department plans to reach out for more farmers with improved farming technologies in the coming year.
Speaking at the event, the Suhum Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mrs. Margaret Darko Darkwa applauded farmers for their dedication to serving mother through farming.
The MCE said agriculture has been the backbone of Ghana’s economy since pre-colonial times, and as the population keeps on increasing with a projected population of about 30.74 million by 2020, there is the need to encourage farming communities to increase production in all food crops to be able to attain a level of food sufficiency.
She continued that agricultural production alone will not solve the problem as other issues such as poor road networks hinder the movement of food crops to market centers and storage/processing facilities in various districts. Government therefore has the responsibility to construct roads to link communities, build storage/processing facilities and develop markets for these commodities.
Hon. Margaret Darko said that Planting for Food and Jobs, which has been one of the flagship programs of the NPP government is expected to increase the production of various food crops and create about 750,000 jobs nationwide.
Farmers were awarded with several items encourage them to do more. The overall best farmer in the municipality was given several items including a sowing machine, flat screen LED television, bicycle, GTP wax print, NAFSAC sprayer, radio, silver pan, student mattress,4 pairs wellington boot, 13 litres of agrochemicals, chocho products, cutlasses and shower gell.