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AAMUSTED Final Year Student Crowned Best Farmer

A 29-year-old final year student of the Akenten Appiah Minkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Joseph Atimpaliga has been crowned the Chief Farmer in the Kwadaso Municipality in the Ashanti Region.

He was crowned at the 39th edition of the Farmers Day of the municipality held at Atwima Denkyemuoso last Friday.

In his speech, he urged the government to hasten the release of farm inputs paparticularl fertilizers at the right time to enable farmers equally apply them at the right time to increase yields.

“I want to take this opportunity to appeal to the government to ensure the timely release of fertilizers and other farm inputs to enable us apply them early enough to achieve the intended purpose.”

He however commended the government and the Kwadaso Municipality Agricultural Extension Officers for their relentless efforts to help farmers increase production in the last few years.

Joseph Atimpaliga urged the Ghanaian “youth particularly graduates not to waste their time searching for white colour jobs or looking up to the government for employment”.

He wants them to rather “go into farming since it has at least in the last few years proven to be worthwhile”.

He received a brand new Aboboya (tricycle), weed sprayer machine, farm inputs and a cash prize of One Thousand Cedis (GHC1000) from the Kwadaso Member of Parliament (MP), Hon Prof Kingsley Nyarko.

The Best Female Farmer and Best Physically Challenged Farmer each received Five Hundred Cedis (GH500) from the MP.


Other award winners included;

Sarah Opoku – Best Female Framer

Kobi Cudjoe – Best Crop Farmer

Kwaku Bonsu – Best Poultry Farmer

Comfort Narh – Best Livestock Farmer

Moses Antwi Boasiako – Best Physically Challenged Farmer

Kwasi Boakye – Best Non-Traditional Farmer


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