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Ayawaso East Farmers: Bernard Larkai adjudged best farmer

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A 36-year old poultry and rabbit farmer, Bernard Larkai, was adjudged the overall best farmer for the Ayawaso East Municipal Assembly. He took home a motorbike, a wheelbarrow, knack sack sprayer, a bundle of wire mesh, machetes, bags of compound fertilizer, wax prints, wellington boots, soft drinks and bottled water.

For the Ayawaso East Municipal Assembly in Accra, it was the second time the municipality had celebrated the National Farmers’ Day since it was created two years ago. In all, six farmers and an extension officer were honoured.

A 34 year old Osman Issah, was adjudged the second best farmer. He took home a bicycle, a wheel barrow, knack sack sprayer, wellington boots, wax prints, machetes, soft drinks, bottled water, bags of compound fertilizer and seeds.

A retired staff and former Head of Transport at GBC, Isaac Teye Tetteh, was adjudged the best crop farmer, while an 18 year old Sharon Cobbina Brown emerged the best youth farmer. Rita Ahadzi Gbewonyo was adjudged the best female farmer.

Bernard Larkai receiving his prize from the MCE, Hajia Salma Mohammed Adams-Kuta

Addressing the gathering, The overall best farmer, Bernard Larkai, encouraged the youth to go into farming.

The MCE for Ayawaso East, Hajia Salma Sani Mohammed Adams-Kuta, impressed upon residents of the municipality to engage in backyard gardening to supplement their income.

She said the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic is a wake-up call for self-reliant in food production. Backyard gardening she said is to ensure ready availability of foods such as vegetables and cereals.

As November has also been designated as HIV Month of Awareness, she said the Ayawaso East Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Ghana Aids Commission carried out HIV and other disease testing and counseling exercises for free.

Story Filed By Seth Eyiah

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