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Nkwanta North: Best Farmer Wants Gov’t Incentives for Yam Farmers

By: Obrempongba Kwame Owusu|Voltaonlinegh|

The newly crowned 2018 best farmer in the Nkwanta North district, Maja Mojin has called on the institute scholarship package and other incentives for yam famers to cater for the education of their wards just as in the case of cocoa farmers.

According to him successive governments over the years have neglected yam and other food crop farmers whilst concentrating only on cocoa producers, although it was not the only contributor in the Ghana’s economy.

He has therefore called on the government to pay equal attention other crop farmers and provide them with same incentive packages to enable them take care of their children in school.

Mr. Mojin who spoke to Voltaonlinegh.com, on the sideline of the Farms Day celebration at Kpassa, also appealed to government to construct the feeder roads linking the farming communities to facilitate easy transportation of their farm produce to market centres.

On her part, Madam Rose Labue, who was adjudged the second best farmer entreated other women to go into farming as a source of livelihood for themselves and also support their families.

The District Chief Executive for Nkwanta North, Mr Jackson Kwame Jackayi has also advised the youth in the area to advantage of the government flagship intervention programmes in the agriculture and other sectors to improve their livelihoods.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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