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Ibrahim Musa is 2015 National Best Farmer

Ibrahim Musa receiving his award | Photo: Myjoyonline

Ibrahim Musa, a 48-year-old from the Dormaa Municipality in the Brong Ahafo region has been adjudged the 2015 National Best Farmer in Ghana.

He is married with six children. He has farm animals and crops among others.

He had a Gh¢3000 cash prize, a laptop and a car among other prizes.

Musa’s IM Unity Farm Limited in the Brong Ahafo region has 40 cattle, 35 sheep, 80 goats, 40 guinea fowls, 49 turkey, 3,000 bags of mushrooms, 10 colonized boxes of beehives and two fishponds of tilapia and catfish.

He also has a 207-acre maize farm, a 100-acre cocoa, 150,000 exotic layers, 200 exotic broilers, 70 local birds, 10-acre plantain, 2-acre coconut, 13-acre oil palm, 10-acre cocoyam, 7-acre cassava, 6-acre yam, 1-acre tomato, 2-acre pepper, 2-acre okro, 12-acre and 12-acre citrus among others.

Augustine Boateng from Asunafo North in the Brong Ahafo region was the first-runner up while Charity Akotia of Agona West received a pick-up for coming third.

The national Best livestock farmer went to Gideon Anabah of Bawku.

Ebenezer Afful was adjudged the best fisher. Kweku of Apam in the Central region of Ghana came second while Isaac Kpobi of the Volta region was the second runner up in the Fisheries category.

About 78 farmers and fishermen were honoured today at the 31st National Farmers’ Day celebration in Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital.

This year’s event, which is on the theme: “Transform Ghana: Invest in Agriculture,” has a focus on getting the private sector to invest in the agriculture sector to transform the country’s rural economies and halt rural-urban migration.

Ghana’s vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was unable to fly to the Upper East region to grace the 2015 National Farmers’ Day celebration in Bolgatanga due to bad weather.

The vice president was to represent president John Mahama who is currently in South Africa attending the Africa-China forum.

Last year, Mahama delayed in attending the same event in the Western region as a result of mechanical fault on his aircraft on which he and his entourage travelled from Accra.

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