National Farmers Day celebration underway in Bolgatanga

The celebration of this year’s National Farmers Day is underway in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital.

The venue of the celebration is the Bolgatanga Girl’s Senior High School park where the exhibits of various farm produce and implements have been put on display, as well as the items that would be presented as prizes to award winners.

This is the second time the Upper East Region will be hosting the national event, the first one having been held there in 1991.

This year’s celebration which is the 31st edition since the inception of farmers’ day event, has as its theme, “Transform Ghana; Invest in Agriculture”.
In all, 78 farmers drawn from various parts of the country will be awarded at the ceremony for their hard work.

They arrived in Bolgatanga earlier this week and have since held a forum to interact with stakeholders and policy makers.

The forum also provided the awardees an opportunity to discuss and express their opinions on the progress of the agricultural sector.
The National Farmers’ Day is marked on the first Friday of December every year to honour farmers and fishers throughout the Country.

Today’s event coincides with the Bolgatanga market day which also provides an opportunity for residents to put on exhibition the famous Bolga straw baskets, smocks and guinea fowls. GNA

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