The leadership of Sekyere Afram plains district in the Ashanti region led by Hon Joseph Owusu, a.k.a Odenkyem has honored over one thousand hard working farmers in the district with farming inputs like spraying machines, cutlasses, tricycles, bicycles television set and honoring certificates for their contribution towards food security in the country at the 36th farmers day celebration at Drobonso.
Twenty (20) selected farmers received special package from the district assembly while the rest of others also received package from the DCE, Hon Joseph Owusu with the objective to encourage them on their support and contribution towards planting for food and jobs program.
A 45 years old young man, Mr Daniel Donkor adjudge as the district best farmer for 2020.
In his part, Hon Joseph Owusu, a.k.a said that, the assembly has made huge contribution of provided farming tractor equipment and tools to the farmers in the four zonal areas including, Anyinofi, Fumsua, Dawia and Drobonso which is contributing significant impact on agriculture productivity.
He said, the assembly has also supplied the farmers of rice growers association in the district with two thousand five hundred and fivety (2,550) rice seedlings to help increase local rice production in the country.
The district director of agriculture, Mr Daniel Kwabena Adjei urged the farmers to always seek advice from agric extension officers to help them increase their yield.
The chief of Drobonso, Nana Dwamena Dankwah Dwubin-Siaw II, used the occasion to appealed to the leadership of the assembly to introduce special planting market in the district to help the farmers sell their products.