3rd December 2021, was the 37th National Farmers’ Day in Ghana. The theme for this year’s celebration is “planting for food and jobs- Consolidating food systems in Ghana.”
The Ejisu Municipal Assembly held its 37th Farmers’ Day at Korase near Kwaso.
Some of the dignitaries who graced the occasion were; the Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the assembly, Hon S.O Frimpong, MP for Ejisu Constituency, Dr John Ampontuah Kumah, the coordinating director, heads of departments, honourable assembly members, the municipal police commander, Chiefs, farmers, etc.
Dr John Ampontuah Kumah, MP for Ejisu Constituency who doubles as deputy minister of finance explained the government policies to the gathering, he said we can not always go and borrow from abroad to come and develop our country because of that NPP government is prepared to develop the country with our own resources and taxes they get from Ghanaians.
He said he is in the process of coming to fix an asphaltic plant at Donaso so that the roads within Ejisu Constituency would be tarred with asphalt not ‘sapete’. He said the road from Kwaso to Korase would be reconstructed and tarred in 2022. He gave Ghc50,000.00 to the Pig Farmers Association in the Ejisu municipality. He said they should invest the money into their pig farming after swine flu has killed most of their pigs.
Hon. S.O Frimpong gave the statistics of plants (coconut, palm-nut, rice etc) the government has supplied to farmers for one year within the municipality.
He admonished the farmers to continue to work hard and consult the extension officers whenever they encounter problems on their farms. He told the farmers that government is prepared to help them.
The best farmer in the Ejisu Municipality went to Mr Samuel Kusi Okyere from Essienipong.
He owns 40 acres of cocoa farm, 10 acres of Palm plantation, 2 acres of Maize farm, 3 acres of Cassava farmland and 53 fowls.
He received one tricycle popularly called ‘Aboboyaa’ and other farm equipment.