A 66-year-old former Mining Engineer with Anglogold Ashanti, Stephen Akore Agyeman, has been adjudged the Municipal Best Farmer.
Mr. Akore Agyeman, who hails from Asratoase in the Obuasi Municipality, took home a motorized tricycle, commonly known as Aboboyaa, 32-inch LED TV, GTP wax print (full), Wellington boots among others.
The Municipal Best Farmer, who possesses MSc in Mining Engineering, has 16 acres of cocoa farm, 24.5 Oil palm, 13.5-acre vegetable and fruit farm, 8000 birds, 150 pigs and also deals in Aquaculture.
Speaking with the press on the sidelines of the awards ceremony held on Friday, December 3, Mr Akore Agyeman bemoaned the lack of interest of the youth in agriculture.
He said since most of the youth are interested in illegal mining, it has affected the supply of labour in the agricultural sector.
He encouraged the youth to develop interest in agriculture since it is lucrative and profitable.