2014 National best farmer receives 3-bedroom apartment

A newly-constructed three bedroom apartment, the grand prize the for the 2014 National best farmer, has been handed over ito, 51 year old Mr. George Asamoah Amankwah, the ultimate winner, amid fanfare at Manso -Nkwanta in the Amansie-West District of the Ashanti Region.

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The fully-furnished luxurious edifice outshining other buildings in the idyllic Manso-Nkwanta, the preferred location for the winner, is said to be constructed at the total cost of US$1000.00 with funds from the Agricultural Development bank (ADB).

img 20160-21666Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, Minister for Food and Agriculture, who handed over the building said 2014 was an important landmark worth celebrating since it marked the 30th anniversary of the noble initiative of setting aside a day in honour of the gallant farmers in the country through whose efforts the men and women of this country were fed.

“Also through farmers’ efforts, the nation’s industries continue to receive the much-needed raw materials for critical production”, he added.

He congratulated Mr Amankwah and indicated how Ghana was proud of him for winning the prestigious award in a most significant year.

“Similarly, we acknowledge the contribution of the numerous companies, institutions and individuals who provided attractive prizes to enrich the awards of the hardworking farmers and fishermen each year.

Mr. Alex Asiedu, Managing Director of ADB, said sponsorship of the enviable award has become a heritage of the ADB and added that the Bank would continue to provide the US$1000.00 sponsorship for the award to sustain the gesture despite the current critical challenges the Bank was going through.

Mr Alexander Ackon, the Ashanti Regional Minister entreated farmers to seek the assistance of Agriculture Extension officers to improve their yield and also reduce post–harvest losses.

The best farmer expressed appreciation to the government, people of Ghana and the ADB, the sponsors, for the honour done him and called on the Ghanaian youth to venture into Agriculture.

GNA

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