A 48-Year-Old Female, Tenee Karim has emerged as the overall best farmer of the 38th edition in the Techiman South municipal of the Bono East region. She received one Motor King, 20 fertilizer bags, 1 packet of iron sheets, and other farming implements. The 2nd prize went to a 34-year-old man, Boampong George, he picked home, a motorbike, 10 bags of fertilizer, and several pieces of farming equipment.
3rd and 4th received a 45-inch flat-screen each, 10 bags of fertilizer each, and other farming equipment. The other 4 farmers took home, a bicycle, 10 bags of fertilizer, and farming implements. While a physically challenged woman of 45 years received the prize of a tabletop refrigerator, 10 bags of fertilizer, and other farming supplements.
The Techiman South, member of parliament, Hon. Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah praised the farmers for their hard work despite their challenges. He pleaded with them to add more technology to their farming practices to earn more income from their labor.
Hon Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah commended the Kingdom Exim company limited for their yearly financial support to the farmers’ day celebration. The Bono East manager of the Kingdom Exim Company Ltd S.K presented a cheque of 5,000 to the Techiman municipal assembly to aid the 38th farmers’ day celebration.
The chairman of the occasion, Nana Apenten Fosu Gyeabour the chief of the Techiman Hansua, pleaded with Ghanaians to develop more taste for locally produced food, Nana said that will be the only solution to add more value to the cedi. He urged parents to take their wards’ education with all seriousness. Nana Fosu Gyeabour said education is the only key in modern times.
The Techiman Municipal Assembly Chief Executive Hon. Benjamin Gyarko, in his remarks, highlighted the following support government gave to farmers in the municipality.
Under planting for food and jobs, government gave 3,912 Inorganic fertilizer (NPK) to 2,985 male and 927 female farmers respectively.
He added that, 6,97organic fertilizer was given to 2,041 male and 656 female farmers in the municipality.
Again 5,484 seedlings was distributed to 4,265 male and 1,219 females.
Under planting for export and rural Development (PERD) 35,000 cashew seedlings distributed to 159 male and 63 female farmers.
Touching on National tree crop development Authority seedlings, 2,000 mangoes seedlings were distributed to 38 male farmers and 4 female farmers respectively.
Under free coconut distribution, 4,240 coconut seedlings were distributed to 111 male farmers and 94 female farmers.
Under Hybrid cocoa seedlings distribution, over, 900,000 hybrid cocoa seedlings were distributed to farmers this year and will continue next year.
Under subsidized cocoa fertilizer distribution, 17,983 bags of subsidized cocoa fertilizer were distributed to Farmers. Again, 15,450 litres of liquid fertilizer were also distributed.
Under the mass spraying exercise, 18,620 litres of premix fuel were supplied to support the mass spraying exercise of cocoa farms.
The MCE urged farmers to strengthen their efforts and add a little technology to improve their work.
Finally, The MCE, Hon. Benjamín Gyarko accompanied the chairman of the occasion, Nana Apenten Fosu Gyeabour to present the overall best award to, Tenee Karim.