This is an event often organized on annual basis primarily to honor the country’s gallant farmers and fisher folks. Unlike previous celebrations, this year’s farmers’ day was held on the 6th of November, about a month earlier than usual. This was occasioned by the upcoming but crucial December 7 general elections.
Being the 36th in the series, it was the turn of the chiefs and people of Zuozugu to host this year’s district level event. The celebration was under the theme: “Ensuring Agribusiness Development under Covid-19; Opportunities and Challenges”.
The overall metro best farmer position was proudly won by Mr. Iddrisu Napari of Nyozie, a suburb of Tamale. He took home a certificate of honor, a Motorking (tricycle) and assorted items valued hundreds of Ghana cedis.
Meanwhile, Mr. Zakaria Fuseini was adjudged the best physically challenged farmer. He also took home a certificate of honor and assorted items including roofing sheets. Other deserving farmers from across the various categories were honored for their effort at contributing to the country’s food basket.
Presenting the prices, the Mayor, Hon. Iddrisu Musah superior commended the award winners for their role at consolidating the gains in the country’s food sufficiency and food security efforts. Hon. Superior, however, admonished the youth in particular to take advantage of government policy initiative of planting for food and jobs, PFJ, among other interventions to better their lives and secure improved economic prosperity.