Jun 20, 2012 at 10:05am
2012 Farmers’ Day Shifted to November 2
This year’s National Farmers’ Day celebration has been shifted forward to Friday 2nd November instead of the regular first Friday of December every year.
This is because December 7, the date designated for the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana by the Electoral Commission falls on first Friday of December which is normally the day for farmers.
In view of this, government has announced the change in date of the National Farmers’ Day for 2012.
This was made known by the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Kwesi Ahwoi, at the handing over ceremony of a three-bedroom house to the 2010 National Best Farmer, Benjamin Adjei Adjetey at Oyibi.
At the ceremony, however, Mr.
Ahwoi pledged government’s commitment to support farmers as it seeks to boost food security and production in the country.
He added that government will implement new strategies aimed at improving the lives of farmers in the country.
Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Region has been selected to host the 28th edition of the Farmer’s Day celebrations which comes off on the 2nd of November this year.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, made this known in Accra, at the inauguration of a ten-member committee to plan activities of the celebrations, make security arrangements, identify a suitable venue, prepare a budget, form of sub-committees and make any other proposals as they deem appropriate.
He traced the Farmer’s Day celebration to 1985 when it was instituted by the PNDC government to honor and reward the hardworking and illustrious farmers and fishermen of Ghana for their immense contributions towards the development of the country.
He urged members of the committee to be abreast of the planning arrangements and submit periodic reports and briefings.