Farmers Day Nduom assures farmers of better living conditions

Dr. Nduom said his government will initiate strategic interventions to support farmers in Ghana to do better in their business.

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Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has assured farmers in the country of better living conditions when voted to power on December 7.

He said his government will initiate strategic interventions to support farmers in Ghana to do better in their business.

Dr Nduom in a Facebook post to congratulate farmers in Ghana said, "As our farmers and fishermen are celebrated in Kintampo today, the PPP is proud to offer a better deal for a better life. The PPP will support our farmers to do better – through strategic interventions."

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According to him, "As agriculture employs more than 50% of Ghanaians, growth and development in that sector will mean a higher standard of living for Ghanaians. Therefore, the PPP is determined to use the state's purchasing power to support improved livelihood for our farmers and fishermen. What they need is a ready market for their produce. We will make that possible. We (PPP) will encourage our people to eat and drink what our people produce aggressively."

He added that, "Farmers in the developed world are better off than Ghanaian farmers because their governments protect them against unfair competition and provide subsidies in various forms. The PPP will provide Ghanaian farmers the same opportunities to live a better life. The end result will be economic independence. We can do this!"

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National Farmers' Day is commemorated each year to honour Ghanaian farmers and fishermen. The occasion is also used to acknowledge the vital position farmers and fishermen occupy in the nation's socio-economic development.

The 32nd National Farmers' Day celebration was held at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region under the theme: 'Agriculture: A Business Response to Economic Growth'.

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Meanwhile, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo, also congratulated farmers and fisher folks for their contribution to building mother Ghana.

In a statement on the occasion of farmers day, he said the role of agriculture in transforming any economy and nation is vital.

"The role of agriculture in transforming any economy and nation is vital. If we are to make any meaningful change in the lives of the people, our efforts must be directed at this sector. The majority of people can only feel a change in their lives when we develop agriculture rapidly."

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