The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) on Friday handed over the keys and the pickup, which is the award of the third national best farmer of the 2015 Farmers’ Day Awards to Mrs Charity Akortia, at a ceremony in Accra.
Mr Benjamin Gyasi, Director of Finance and Administration, who presented the keys on behalf of the Minister expressed the hope that the vehicle will be used effectively to help achieve the purpose for which it has been awarded.
He said it was the expectation of the Ministry that it would facilitate the expansion of the farming business and enable her to realised enough income from the business and also contribute to food security for the country’s development.
Ms Akortia, who has her farm located in Agona Swedru, expressed her gratitude to the government and the Ministry for the honour, adding that this is her first national award since the 22 years that she had been engaged in farming
Mrs Akortia who is into animal husbandry, crops and fish farming as well as snail and bee keeping, noted that she has won district and regional awards in 2011 and 2013 respectively and also won the best vegetable seed producer awards in 1995, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
She said the vehicle would be useful in the farming business.