General News of Fri, 7 Dec 20187

Government to award 24 scholarships to wards of farmers and fisher folks

Government has given the education of wards of farmers and fisher folks a boost with the announcement of 24 scholarships to be awarded to them.

The scholarship is for local tertiary programmes ranging from first degree to PhD in any agricultural subject of their choice.

President Akufo Addo made this known while addressing a gathering at this year’s annual farmers day celebration in the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale on Friday.

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“This gesture is a further testimony of government’s commitment to making agriculture attractive to all especially the youth. I want to end by thanking and congratulating the farmers of Ghana for their great response for the government’s programme of Planting for Foods and Jobs which has enabled our country to not only experience a bumper harvest this year but also for the first time in a long while export food to our neighbours.”

He added: I appeal to them to give even greater support to our policies in agriculture as they unfold and I congratulate warmly this year’s award winners. In conclusion, Chairperson it is often said that “if you can read thank a teacher” should we not have the farmer and fisher folks version, “If you have eaten today thank a farmer and fisherman.”

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