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The Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly in the Greater-Accra Region celebrated the 39th National Farmers Day on December 1, 2023 at the Omega School Park at Oblogo in the same Municipality.

The Farmers Day is a program held on every first Friday in December every year nation-wide, to congratulate and honour farmers on the vital roles they play and the sacrifices they make to ensure our sustenance.

The occasion which was dubbed, “Delivering smart solutions for sustainable food security and resilience”, aimed the use of innovative approaches and strategic thinking to address food security challenges which include mechanization, efficient use of limited farmlands, water among others to minimize waste.

Hon. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Municipality in his speech, pleaded with the Chiefs and Queens in the Municipality to minimize the selling out of lands to estate agencies but rather, give them out for farming purposes to prevent starvation especially in the urban areas in the nearest future.

Madam Antoinette, the Agricultural Director for the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, urged residents to make good use of the little spaces they have in their homes normally called “backyard gardening” to improve agriculture as a result of scarce agricultural lands in the urban areas in order to produce what we can eat.

The occasion was graced with dignitaries which included Hon. Tina Gifty N.A. Mensah (The Member of Parliament for Weija-Gbawe Municipality), Supt. Daniel Turkson (The District Police Commander), Deputy Supt. Thomas Quartey (The District Immigration Commander), Madam Vida Awuku (The Municipal Co-ordinating Director), Oblogo Lartey (Oblogo Chief), the Oblogo Imam, some traditional rulers, Assembly members of the Municipality and many more.

Items like fridges, a laptop, cutlasses, spraying machines, chemicals, salt, washing powder, a tricycle (meant for the overall winner) and a certificate were given to the winners. Nine awards were given of which three were females and six were males. There was also a public display of some food stuffs and animals to honour the occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By: Addo Linda Oforiwaa