36th farmers’ Day: Bantama traders receive award, named Metro Best Marketing Group

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture through officials of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has named “Hw3 De3 Awurade Ay3 Kroy3 Kuo”; an association which comprises traders located at Bantama and Suame as the Metro Best Marketing Group (2020).

The group was awarded at the just ended 36th National Farmers’ Day celebration (Kumasi’s version) which was held at Duase within the Manhyia South District.

10 chairs, a box of Key Soap and a certificate of honor signed by the sector Minister Hon Dr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie Akoto  was given to the group.

The items were offered in recognition of their outstanding contribution towards the development of Agriculture in Ghana.

Queen for the group Madam Afia Kyeiwaa who received the items thanked officials for the recognition and pledged to continue with the good marketing practices which has until now sustained trade within the metropolis.

She admitted in her statement that, since the introduction and implementation of agric policies such as Planting for Food and Jobs, Rearing for Food and Jobs and Planting for Export and Rural Development by the NPP government, farm produce has indeed increased and that more food are in abundance on the market at affordable prices.

Madam Kyeiwaa compared and contrasted that under the out-gone NDC’s John Mahama led governance, things were tough for market men and women and that traders had to travel to neighboring countries to import even plantain, cassava, tomatoes etc to trade on the Ghanaian market.

“Since Nana Addo came, business has become flexible for us and even traders of our neighboring countries now come to Ghana to export farm produce to their countries. Despite the corona crisis, foodstuff are still in abundance on our various market. If you don’t like things good governance what else would you subscribe.”

By Enock Akonnor; Editor-In-Chief

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