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Hon. Boye Laryea Advocates Farmers’ Seminar to Boost Productivity

Hon. Boye Laryea, the Municipal Chief Executive of Okaikwei North Municipality says the Assembly is set to organize Farmers’ Seminar to bring together all farmers in the municipality.
The event he said would be the platform for the gathering of all farmers in the Municipality to meet, share ideas and address the challenges confronting against their businesses.
Hon. Laryea made the disclosure during a tour of farms of past award winners in the municipality to commemorate the 39th Farmers Day celebration in Accra on Friday.
This afforded the MCE to have firsthand information of the challenges of the past best farmers in the municipality and to access the impact of their awards years on.
He stated it is high time, Ghana took a critical look at the nature of the National Framers’ Day Celebration by channeling the resources for the national celebration to farmers in the hard to reach farming areas.
Touching on the significance of the tour, Hon. Laryea stated that the tour was an eye opener for him and the entourage by way of appreciating the challenges of the farmers and to offer solutions to the problems they face in their chosen field of endeavor.
He assured that all farmers facing some challenges will be supported by the Assembly.
Hon. Laryea decried the situation where farmers are unable to access funds from banks for their businesses and the lack of markets to market farm produce.
Madam Mary Asofu-Adjaye, the Overall Winner 2020 suggested that funds for the national celebration could be used to support farmers in the villages.
The 2020 Overall Best Farmer was emphatic that her award positively impacted her business.
Madam Asofu-Adjaye lauded the MCE and his entourage for what she described as “coming to the field to see things for yourself”.
Also on the visit were the Municipal Coordinating Director, (MCD) Mr. Francis Mensah, Mrs. Beatrix Brown Quarshie, the Municipal Agric Director and other members of staff.
The farmers visited were: Aubrey Odametey; 2021, Best Youth Farmer; Patience Amu, 2019, Best Woman Farmer; Chief Inspector Samuel Yao Dzotsi; Issaka Farms, Best Livestock Farmer, 2020; Nurudeen Mohammed, 2022 Best Poultry Farmer; Simon Hatsi overall Winner, 2021 and Innocent Kudese, Best Agro-Processor, 2022.
The others are: John K. Kennedy, Best Poultry, 2022; Mary Anobea Asofu-Adjaye, Overall Winner 2020; Mrs. Constance Tengey, Best Processor, 2019; Amidu Azure Overall Winner, 2022; Yusif Amir, Best Poultry Farmer, 2021; Noah Owusu, Best Rabbit Farmer, 2019 and Ayisha Quaye, Best Woman Farmer, 2020.

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