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NDC SALUTES GHANAIAN FARMERS AND FISHERMEN
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) wishes to congratulate all farmers and fishermen in Ghana on the 2018 Farmers Day Celebrations.
We recognize your continuous efforts in helping to meet the dietary needs of the nation, while working to support the advancement towards attaining food security and exponential economic growth. Indeed, you have proven your commitment to the stocking of the nation’s food basket, even in the face of difficult logistical and economic challenges imposed by the Akuffo Addo government.
The NDC, recognizes your sacrifices and commitment to the course of improved socio-economic livelihoods for the citizenry. It was in recognition of this invaluable efforts that the Farmers’ Day’ was instituted by Former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings; founding father of the NDC and then leader of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), to honour and appreciate your contribution to towards the economic advancement of this country.
To support your efforts, the NDC introduced several interventions, notably, the establishment of Agriculture Mechanization Centres, introduction of the National Buffer Stock programme, free fertilizer for cocoa farmers, construction and rehabilitation of several irrigation facilities across the country, the construction of the Fish Processing Factory at Elmina, the construction of cold stores and storage facilities in all the major fishing communities, the subsidization of premix fuel, the provision of outboard motors and so on to motivate the nation’s farmers and fishermen to help boost agriculture; the mainstay of the country’s economy.
We wish to reiterate the NDC’s commitment to building a solid foundation for an accelerated agriculture driven economic growth, by building the capacity of farmers and fishermen while providing the needed logistical and technical support to realise their full potential for nation building.
The NDC joins the nation to celebrate you on this occasion.
The NDC wishes all Ghanaians a Happy Farmers Day celebration.
Long Live Ghana
Long Live Farmers and Fishermen
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah