37th Farmers Day celebration: Minister for Education admonishes Farmers to make their Children’s education their priority.
The Minister for Education and Member of Parliarment for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum has urged gallant Ghanaian farmers to not only concentrate on their farming activities, though farming is the backbone of the country’s economy but they must also ensure that the education of their children are in the right direction.
Hon. Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum was speaking at the 37th farmer’s day celebration at Amakom in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region and added that his priority by the end of his tenure as MP is to nurture not less than 100 Engineers, 50 Lawyers and 50 Medical Doctors.
The awards ceremony was instituted to reward the nation’s hard working and gallant farmers and fishers for their commendable and meritorious contribution to the nation’s food security.
This year’s celebrations was on the theme: “Planting for Food and Jobs-Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana.
Meanwhile the Bosomtwe District Assembly Chief Executive, Hon Lawyer Joseph Kwasi Asuming Esq. said government is committed to making huge financial investments in the agric sector to mitigate the challenges in the sector and improve the livelihoods of farmers and fishermen.
He therefore appealed to Chief and Owners of stool lands to should not sell lands for only household purposes but also make a schem or layout as land banks for farming activities to enable the government to improve agricultural activities.
According to him the ultimate goal of the planting for food and jobs programme was to promote food security and make available food crops on the market for consumers, reduce poverty and create jobs.
He disclosed his agenda in the second term as DCE is to prioritise food production and ensure farmers use modern agric technologies and improve seeds for better yields.
Hon Lawyer Joseph K Asuming Esq. said it was time to support the local agriculture sector to produce more to the nation and extra for exports to reduce the food importation burden on the country and that also is the solely commitment by the president of the republic.
For heroesghnews, Rexkin Ohene Boateng, Hello Fm Kumasi reports.