National Farmers’ Day is marked annually on December 4.
However, this year has brought some changes due to the election year.
The President for the Republic of Ghana Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent his best wishes to farmers and fisherfolk all over the country to celebrate them for their good work and contribution to the growth and development of the country’s economy.
Marking Farmer’s Day Friday, November 6, President Akufo-Addo stated: “I salute all farmers and fisherfolk and award winners across the country for the hard work, perseverance, and co-operation with government agencies during the course of the year.
“Winning an award is not only commendable but also a challenge. Build on your successes, and move on to even greater heights in the years.”
He also extended gratitude and appreciation to all farmers and fisherfolk for their backing and production even in the times of Covid-19.
“As a result of the resilient nature of Ghanaian agriculture, buoyed on by the fact that the sector has received strong support from the government over the last three years and ten months, we, in Ghana, faced no shortages in the food supply since the outbreak of the virus on our shores in March and out country has since been able to stand on its own two feet, in spite of the obviously difficult time.
“I express the appreciation of a grateful nation to farmers and fisherfolk across the country for achieving this historic feat.”