Nene Nartey Asamoah V, chief of Kopodor has been adjudged the best District farmer for the Ningo- Prampram District. He won the competitive prize with 80 of acres of watermelon, 70 acres of maize, 70 acres of Okro, 45 acres of Cassava, 35 acres of chili pepper and coconut, 12 acres of mango and tomatoes. He also has 18 fish ponds, 250 cattle, 50 poultry, p36 farm hands and permanent workers. He has two tractors he uses to assist his colleague farmers. He took home a motor bike, hand spraying machine, water pumping machine agro chemicals and burner.
Other eight hard working farmers were also awarded with assorted prizes for their diverse contributions to food security for the district and the nation as a whole. The celebration was under the theme “planting for food and jobs: consolidating food systems in Ghana”. In attendance were the District Chief Executive Hon.AL-Latif Tetteh Amanor, Acting Director of Agriculture for the District, Mr. Prince Ofori Boateng. Others included traditional rulers from the Ningo and Prampram traditional councils and the security agencies.
The District Chief Executive for the Ningo-Prampram District, Hon. Tetteh Amanor in his address emphasized, agriculture is the back bone of our Ghanaian economy but personally, he believes agriculture is the lifeline of any economy. According to him “it is evident in the implementation of the planting for food and jobs. It is the major umbrella under which all other subsidiary programs are recognized and also implemented. The implementation of all these subsidiary flagship programs namely the rearing for food and jobs, modernizing agriculture in Ghana”. He disclosed to all that planting for export and rural development, one village one dam, one District One Factory and District Center for Agriculture Commerce and Technology are in full force in the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly. In His address, the acting Director of agriculture, Mr. Prince Ofori Boateng, indicated that the district farmers’ theme: “planting for food and jobs; consolidating food systems in Ghana”, as beautifully formulated, puts the “icing on the cake”. It nails the several pieces of successes chucked together.
In line with this, the planting for food and jobs, since its inception in 2017 obviously, has seen an upsurge in crop productivity and production as a whole. the rearing of foods and jobs has well produced its contribution to our food security nationwide. Adding to it, abroad programs such as modernizing agriculture in Ghana and the planting for export and rural development saw a significant boost in several faculties of the agricultural sector in the district. It is therefore prudent to consolidate our food systems to meet Africa’s food sustainability and the world’s food security agenda in spite of the global pandemic, covid-19, he added. Preceding this, the Inspection of the farm produces exhibited, was done in the company of the District Chief Executive, Chief Directors, assembly members, traditional rulers and other high profiled dignitaries gracing the celebration.