Friday, 23 February

Charity Akortia is national best farmer for 2023

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Mavis Hawa Koomson, and the 2023 Best Farmer Charity Akortia

At this year's National Farmers Day celebration held in Tarkwa, 57-year-old Charity Akortia from the Agona West District in the Central Region clinched the title of the 2023 National Best Farmer.

The accolade earned her GHC1 million and additional prizes. 

The 1st and 2nd runners-up were awarded to 46-year-old Theophilus Ezenrane Ackah from Jomoro in the Western Region and 58-year-old Kwaku Yeboah Asiamah from Bono East region, respectively.

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia, while presenting the prizes, acknowledged farmers as vital contributors to Ghana's economy, commending them for their role in sustaining the nation. 

He emphasised that Farmers Day should serve as a reminder to address food security goals, emphasising the need for new strategies in light of evolving dynamics.

Dr. Bawumia highlighted the government's commitment to transforming the agricultural sector through initiatives like Planting for Food and Jobs since 2017.

He noted the programme's success in achieving notable growth rates, enhancing food security, creating jobs, and supporting emerging industries.

Minister for Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong, assured that the government is implementing measures to sustain the gains made in the agricultural sector.