Asante Gold Corporation has presented a brand new Changan pick up vehicle to the Western North regional best farmer, Nana Yaw Berima Donkor.
The presentation forms part of the company’s efforts to support farmers in the region.
Presenting the vehicle, the Manager, Environment and Community Relationships of Asante Gold Corporation, Kyekyeku Oppong, said this was the company’s way to reward the hardworking farmers and also encourage the youth to go into farming.
He said the company would continue to support farmers and the youth in the region.
Nana Yaw Berima Donkor, who is the Kontihene of Sefwi Yawmatwa in the Bia West District was adjudged the best farmer in the region at the just ended National Farmers Day celebration.
The celebration was held in all the 16 regions under the theme “Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition’.
In the Western North region, over 600 farmers were honored for their contributions to the sector.
Receiving his award as the overall best regional farmer, Nana Yaw Berima Donkor, used to the opportunity to advise the youth that farming was not a job for the elderly.
He therefore urged the teeming unemployed youth in the region to consider farming as a source income and not always depend on the government for jobs.
The regional Minister, Richard Ebbah Obeng, for his part commended the hard working farmers for their support and contribution to the agriculture sector over the years.
He also commended Asante Golf Corporation for the kind gesture.