Do not deny your children education – Adutwum urges farmers

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has urged farmers not to deprive their children of access to education but rather take a keen interest in the education of their children.

He explained that although children could assist their parents on their farms when they were free, the children should be allowed to access to full-time education to prepare them to even do well in the management and support of their parents’ farming businesses after schooling.

Speaking at the Bosomtwe District edition of the 37th National Farmers Day held at Amakom in the Ashanti region, Dr Adutwum explained that after acquiring education, the children could go into full-time farming or assist their families to go into commercial farming with the good knowledge and management skills acquired during their schooling.


He lauded all Ghanaian farmers for their dedication and commitment towards their work, leading to the provision of food and agricultural products for local consumption and export.

Dr Adutwum assured the people of his desire to ensure that they also receive their share of the national cake.


The day saw 13 farmers and Agricultural Officers receiving various awards for their roles and contributions towards the development of agriculture in the district and the rest of the country.

Mr Stephen Kwabena Tawiah, a 59-year old farmer from Piase, was adjudged the Overall Best Farmer and for his prize took home a tricycle, a television set, a wellington booth, cutlasses, a wax print and a certificate.

The first runner up was Madam Alice Serwaa from Worakose who also went home with a Deep freezer, television set, Wellington boots, a wax print and a certificate while the other awardees were presented with a certificate each, Knapsack sprayers, wellington boots and radio sets among others.

Other areas of agriculture that was recognized and prized included the Best Agricultural Worker, Best Crop Farmer, Best Female Farmer, Best Youth Farmers, Best Livestock, Best Poultry and Best Institution in Agriculture.

The District Chief Executive for Bosomtwe, Mr Joseph K. Assumin, appealed to traditional leaders and chiefs to create land banks in their communities for use in future as well as for the establishment of cottage industries which stood the chance of developing the rural areas.

He cautioned people who degraded the environment to be stop since the Bosomtwe Assembly had enacted bylaws to deal with lawbreakers especially those who degraded the environment along the banks of Lake Bosomtwe.

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