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Overall District Best Farmer For Prestea Huni/Valley Rejects Award
 
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07-Dec-2017  
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Mr John Kojo Enimil, a 35 year-old man who emerged the overall district best farmer for Prestea Huni/Valley in the Western region, has rejected the award.

The items he was given include; bicycle, deep freezer, 32 inch flat screen television set, four knapsack sprayers, five pairs of Wellington boots, two bars of key soap, two rubbers for storing cocoa, eight machetes, two confidor insecticides and two bottles of weedicide.

Mr Enimil who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the items were returned to an agricultural extension agent of the Assembly on December 4.

He explained further that during the 2015 and 2016 farmers day programmes, the overall district best farmers received a tricycle each in addition to all the items and not a bicycle, pointing out that if the organizers of the programme cannot maintain the prizes for a farmer who had worked for years to help develop his community and the country, then they should not reduce it to discourage the youth from engaging in farming.

According to the 2017 district best farmer, he was expecting a tricycle to help transport his farm produce and not bicycle.

Mr. Gabriel Adzago, the District Director of Agricultural for Prestea Huni/Valley confirmed to the GNA that his office has received the items and stressed he was yet to find out why Mr Enimil took that action.
 
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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Name: Kofi-Houston
This is by far the most reckless decision ever heard and those who are supporting him are equally as ***barred word***. Is Mr Enimil not a profit farmer selling his produce? Or is he giving them for free. Like YY said this is just a recognition for hard ***barred word*** and should not have any conditional attachment. You need to accept what is giving with appreciation. What an usurp mentality..
 
Name: Bernard
That was a solid point made by him, a tricycle consideration is better off than a bicycle.
 
Name: CONVERT THE ITEMS TO CASH NEXT SEASON.
THE AWARDEES MUST BE GIVEN CASH INSTEAD OF KIND JUST LIKE THE OVERALL BEST FARMER.
 
Name: @sammitwum
Great move by the farmer. I support him 100%. If our politician MPs are even this calling for improvements in their salaries, why should a hardworking farmer who toils to make sure that we all get quality food to eat, as well as grow this economy, out of which the government is able to syndicated loans (which in the end are even embezzled and misappropriated for their selfish enrichment) be insulted with this good-for-nothing items as award? How can this insult of an award encourage the unemployed youths to venture into agriculture as a viable worthwhile option? They better get something worthy for the farmer.
 
Name: to @YY
So if he dont get the tricycle he wont be able to transport his good? Aside that he had other things to help in his business so he should appreciate it even if give 100cedis cos some of his colleagues wish they had those items. I will be happy if the give the items to the 2nd person who would have win if Enimil wasnt around. Why dont u stop farming cos u were not given a tricycle cos the farming is ur business just as a banker goes to the bank to ***barred word***
 
Name: @YY
What does awarding a Muslim with Hennessy or champagne mean to him/her? Listen to the man, the bicycle will not be useful to him. Who shortchanged the tricycle for bicycle? Give them award/reward that is beneficial to their vocation. He is drawing the attention of the appropriate authorities
 
Name: YY
It is about time people should get it clear that farmers day programme is to recognize the efforts of our farmers and not to pay them. The reward of farming is not to win an award but do proper farming, following the advise of extension agents, using good agronomic practices to get better yield and hence better income from the farming business. People should understand that farming is a business and we should be thinking of doing it profitably with good management. What you get at the farmers day as best farmer is just a recognition of your effort. Just to indicate that among all the farmers in the distric or region or country, you have excel above them all. So are we to say that in school speech and prize giving, the best student should be given a computer instead of a book because the student's expectation is computer? Please we should understand the concept of awards.
 



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