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Under NDC A Best Farmer Received Bottles Of Joy Daddy Bitters, This Is Relatively Better

Admitting that farmers deserve better, Ghanaians need to be reminded not to fall for the politics waged by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the prizes farmers were given in the Greater Accra Region at this year's Farmers' Day celebration. There is nothing they could do to erase the memories of disappointment and Embarrassment they caused farmers in 2014.

Yes, this is the first time farmers have been treated this way. In the Eastern Region of Ghana, a best Farmer was given three bottles of Joy Daddy Bitters, three toilet rolls, Warrington boots, cutlasses and bars of key soap. 

Perhaps it was the best the government could afford then but Ghanaians couldn't shy away from trolling the government for this poor reward. It remains undoubtedly the worst reward scheme ever undertaken by a government in Ghana.

There was nothing incentivising farming, except the cutlass and the Warrington boots. What made farmers in the region feel insulted was the alcoholic beverages and toilet rolls that were given them. 

Seven year since that incident, a similar one has come to play in the Greater Accra Region. Comparatively better than what was given in 2014, it still remains woefully inadequate and rewarding for the toils farmers have experienced over the past year. The prize given to the best Farmer included a bicycle, knapsack sprayer, and packets of agrochemicals. 

But this had sparked some politicking among some NDC supporters on social media. But they need to be reminded that they are not worthy to criticize the government. They equally, are not Saint to this disregard for the farmer. 

The criticism should be left to farmers alone. As it stands now, no amount of justification from the Regional Coordinating Council of the Greater Accra Region will keep tempers calm. 

In the meantime, the National Best Farmer, 44-year-old Alhaji Mohammed Mashud from the Northern region, takes home a cash prize of GH¢600,000, and a GH¢500,000 insurance cover.

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