The Bekwai Municipal Assembly like other Districts in the Ashanti Region celebrated this year’s farmer’s day with a grand durbar as more than 200 farmers exhibited some of their farm produce for the year. The celebration which was the 38th farmer’s day celebration was held on 2nd December, 2022 at Adankranja school park on the theme “Accelerating agricultural development through value addition”.

The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Kwaku Kyei Baffour in his speech thanked all the farmers in the municipality for continuously producing food for the community and urged them to continue the good work they are doing. He reiterated government’s commitment of bringing out policies that will make farming one of the lucrative jobs to do.

Hon. Kyei Baffour said, government policies such as Mass Cocoa Spraying, Fertilizer Subsidy, Planting for Food and Jobs, Technical Assistance etc, are all to support farmers improve their yields and to help improve their living conditions.

The District Director of Agriculture, Mr. Emmanuel Mensah reaffirmed his department’s readiness to collaborate with all stakeholders in the Agricultural sector for a fruitful outcome. He also assured the farmers that his outfit will continue to support them in improving their yields. 

Farmers who distinguished themselves in the course of the year in their farming activities were presented with awards which ranked from Knapsack sprayer to Cutlass and fertilizer among others.

The colorful ceremony saw in attendance, Traditional authorities; Nana Oppong Frayna Omanhene of Adankranya, Nana Osei Kwadwo Aboabo Omanhene of Bekwai MP Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu, MCE Hon. Kwaku Kyei Baffour, Police commander, Heads of department, Assembly Members, Political Party members, industrialist, educationalist, the clergy, media and others.


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