The Lower Many Krobo Municipal Assembly in collaboration with department of Agriculture in the Municipality on 25th November, 2022 awarded Fourteen (14) farmers at the Krobo Girls school park.
A Fifty-Nine (59) years old man, Mr. Alexander Tetteh was adjudged 2022 Municipal best farmer. He received a packet of Iron sheet, a pair of Wellington boot, Spraying machine, Wheelbarrow, Agrochemicals, Cutlasses and a Motorbike.
Mr. Godswill Komla Glante the Municipal Director of Agric in his welcome address, thanked all farmers for growing more food to feed the citizenry. He however complained about the bad nature of the roads in the villages within the Municipality. He pleaded with the Municipal Assembly to reshape them to enable Cars plying on them bring farm produce to the Market centres to avoid post-harvest lost.
Mr. Gante said his outfit has taken a delivery of some items such as Oil Palm and Mango seedlings and were distributed to the farmers free of charge. He said the Department also received subsidies fertilizer and maize seedlings and were sold to the farmers. He congratulated the award winners and asked them to contest at the Regional level next year.
The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh in his speech appreciated the effort of our hard-working farmers in producing more food to feed the people of this Country. He said even though the Country is experiencing some economic challenges this government under the leadership of Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo has contributed a lot to the Agriculture Sector more than any government under the Fourth Republic.
He also reiterated that the government has supplied to the department some Mango, Palm Oil and Coconut seedlings and anyone interested should contact the Municipal Director for Agric for some consignment.
He advised that people should have backyard garden to reduce the cost of some farm produce they purchase.He took the opportunity to advise the drivers to exercise patience whist driving to avoid accident.
Hon. Tetteh further said, the rate at which HIV infection is increasing in the Municipality is alarming. He asked all and sundry to educate the public on the disease.
He commended the award winners in various categories and encouraged them to work harder to receive Regional and National award in the coming years.