Ghana joined other countries to celebrate the efforts of its farmers and fisher folk with a 44-year old man, Alhaji Mashud Mohammed adjudged the National Best Farmer for year 2021.
This year’s best farmer succeeds Solomon Kwadwo Kusi who took last year’s award
The first Friday of every December is set aside by government as Farmers’ Day and is celebrated a statutory Public Holiday.
The day is set aside to pay respect to the importance of the farming and fishing industry in the socio-economic growth of the country.
The celebration was held across the country with every metropolis, municipal and district assembly doted across the country organizing its version of the event in different locations.
Ghana climaxed the celebration with an event at the Adisadel College Park where the National Best Famer was awarded. It was on the theme “Planting for Food and Jobs-Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana.”
Similar ceremonies were held at various locations with farmers and fisher folk were given various awards for their contributions towards the building of this country socio-economically.
Perhaps what is a bit different from this year’s celebration and those of previous years is the types of items handed over to these farmers and the fisher folk. Ghanaians have taken to various social media platform to express disappointment over the type of items given out.
Some of them were given what looked like slightly used bicycles and boom sprayers.