The Municipal Chief Executive of New Juaben North Assembly, Hon comfort Asante has stated that the planting for food and jobs initiative is yielding a positive result and admonished the youth to take advantage of it.

Speaking at the 37th Farmers Day Celebration, She stressed that farming has contributed to the Nations development and promised farmers of Governments continuous support for them.

The Member of Parliament for New Juaben North Constituency, Nana Adjei Boateng attributed the recent price increase on farm inputs to the covid-19 pandemic which has affected every part of the world.

However he said Government is still working hard to normalize the situation urging all to rally behind the Government.

Fifteen farmers were awarded in the Municipality for their hard work.

These awards included with refrigerator, knaspsack spraying machines, pruning machines, machetes, wellington boots, motorbikes, bicycles and fertilizers.

Some of the food crops and livestock exhibited were cassava, maize, yam, plantain, cocoyam, taro crop, palm fruit, pig, poultry and fish.

A 30 year old farmer from Oyoko, Mr. James Kwao was adjudged the overall best Municipal farmer.

He took home a tricycle, two knapsack spraying machines, five pieces of machetes, two bags of fertilizer and half piece of cloth, among others.

Mr. James Kwao advised the youth to see farming as a business in order to earn a living.

The Chief of Akwadum, Nana Agyare congratulated all the awardees and urged them not to be complacent but continue with hard work to expand their farms.

He urged Government to educate farmers on the new farming technology trend to abreast themselves with the current trend to increase crop yield.

Nana Agyare suggested to Government to come out with a standard price for farm produce to motivate the youth to venture into farming to help reduce unemployment rate in the country.

The chief urged Government to provide ready market for farmers to sell their produce after harvesting to reduce post-harvest lost.

Story by

Elizabeth Ansaah

Municipal Information Officer.

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