Adentan farmer, Mr. Gemli Lartevi ,has emerged as the Municipal best farmer for 2017.
The 45 years old farmer took away prizes of double door fridge, mattress, cutlasses, knapsack sprayer and irrigation tube at the event which was on the theme: “Farming for food and Jobs”.
Both award winners were - Mr. Halidu Abubakari of Trassaco, Mr. Julius Hayes of Frafraha, Mrs. Kafui Adwoa Klu of new Legon, Mr. Victor Kware Tiase of Adentan, Ms. Esther Danso Mireku, Joseph Nii torgbor Obodai II, Mantse of Ogbojo and Mr. David Mallet of Amrahia respectively.
Addressing this year’s farmers day celebration at the Adjiringanor school park in Accra on Friday, Hon. Daniel. A. Nii-Noi Adumuah, the municipal Chief Executive said the main focus is to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in agriculture and skilled sector.
To that effect he said, all governments since Ghana attained republican status in 1960 have described Agriculture as the mainstay of the economy. It is estimated that over 50% of the population is engaged in agriculture and the various agricultural value chains.
He further stated that, the farming for food on five (5) key crops namely;
Maize, rice, soybean, sorghum and vegetables.
He disclosed that, Government intends to construct a 1000 metric tonne capacity warehouse in each district to provide handling and storage space for surpluses which are anticipated.
We in the Adentan Municipal Assembly see the fish and livestock sub-sectors as very important mainly because of our challenge for land, Job creation opportunities and the role the sectors play by way of nutrition and health. For these reasons, plans are underway by the Assembly to engage residents and more importantly the youth in Fish Farming.
Source: ISD (Cornelia Asante Obeng)