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I Was Not Happy With My Awards – BA Regional Best Farmer

The 2017 Brong Ahafo Regional Best Farmer, Nana Yaw Boateng has expressed dissatisfaction with the awards given him for winning the region’s best farmer.

The regional best farmer who made this known in an interview with Captain Adabuga during the Akuafo Sesen segment of the Rite Morning Show expressed disappointment in both government and other shareholders for the ‘disappointing awards.’

“I am highly disappointed in the government and other stakeholders who took part in the award system and very dissatisfied with the awards given me as the best regional farmer,” he lamented.

Mr. Boateng who compared the regional best farmer to the national best farmer argued that similar awards should have been extended to the regional best farmers and said the regional winners should have enjoyed similar niceties.

“There is no vast different between the overall national best farmer and the regional best farmers and so similar awards should have been given to the regional best farmers. The overall national best farmer received $100,000, a car as well as assorted valuable items, why wasn’t similar awards given to the regional best farmers?” the Brong Ahafo regional best farmers queried.

A peeved Mr. Boateng was upset that a corn mill which was always part of the award packages for the regional best farmers were absent this time round.

“To add salt to injury, a corn meal which has always been a part of the regional awards was missing this time,” he disclosed.

Mr. Boateng as part of his award packages received a tricycle and a motor bike among several assorted minor items which Mr. Boateng observed were the same items given to the awardees at the district level.

“What they gave me therefore cannot be acknowledged and appreciated as the best regional farmer,” he asserted.

The aggrieved farmer also urged government not to play politics with the ‘one district, one factory’ project since their farm produce continue to suffer.

“The government must not to play politics with the ‘one district, one factory’ project because our farm produce continue to suffer. They are seriously perishing which is making it difficult for us to pay back the loans we took from financial institutions to invest into our farming business,” he said.

Source; Prince Paul Amuzu/ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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