A 60-year old farmer and a businessman from Santasi, Mr Tweneboah Koduah, is the 2018 Best Farmer in the Kumasi Metropolitan Area (KMA).
Mr Tweneboah Koduah emerged winner out of a total of twenty farmers at the KMA's 34th National Farmers Day which was held at Ohwim, along the Barekese road.
For his prize, he took home a bicycle, a flat screen television set, a knapsack sprayer, a certificate and other items.
The nineteen other winners also took home certificates, cutlasses, mattresses, knapsack sprayers, agro chemicals, rain coats, fertilizers and bars of soap.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Osei Assibey Antwi, reminded Ghanaians of the need to consume made in Ghana products so that it would promote the growth of the agriculture sector.
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He explained for instance that, when people patronized locally grown farm products, many more people could be absorbed into the agricultural sector, create market for local goods, improve the local economy among others.
The Kumasi Mayor recommended that many more prison camps in the country could be well-resourced to go into large scale farming to provide food to feed the prisons as well as serve as a source of income to the prison service.
He particularly eulogized the management of the Amanfrom Camp Prison for the giant strides it was making in the development of agriculture in the Ashanti region and called on other prison camps to emulate the good example.
Mr Assibey announced that the various interventions introduced by the government are all geared towards enhancing the local processing industries, create jobs as well as produce more local products for export to earn more foreign exchange for the nation.
The new KMA best farmer, Mr Tweneboah Koduah, who is the general manager of Opowus Farms Company Limited, commended KMA and the Ministry of Agriculture for the honour done him and pledged to work extra hard to move the agriculture business forward.