The Daily Graphic and the Ghanaian Times dedicated their editorial columns to National Farmers Day which is being marked today.
The Graphic, while acknowledging the farmers says though the value of the awards may not commensurate with efforts the winners put in, at least it is to show appreciation for good work done. The paper commends corporate bodies for continuing to sustain the celebration and also contributing to meet SDG Two which is eliminating hunger. It acknowledges the fact that the committee rotates the venue for the celebration but suggests that instead of organizing the events in only the regional capitals, it will be good if they are held in typical farming communities to get the farmers to feel part of the event.
The Ghanaian Times applauds farmers and fishermen for putting in much work and providing food during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the paper, had it not been for the hard work of these people, citizens would not have had much food during the pandemic hence, they deserve to be honored at the National Farmers Day which is being held to acknowledge their efforts. The paper also commends successive governments for their programmes like the ongoing planting for food and jobs that have helped to up-scale the enormous benefits in the agriculture sector. In future, the paper advises government to adjust these programs and institute new ones that will inspire more people to go into farming to make the sector more profitable.