Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, has supported Farmers Day Celebration at Tarkwa Nsuaem and Prestea Huni-Valley Municipalities in the Western Region.
A total of GH ¢178,365.00 was spent on the items purchased for the award winners. These included two tricycles, two refrigerator, three television set, one pumping machine and outer, three wax prints as well as one orthopedic mattress.
The others, included two mist, nine knapsack sprayer, 15 bags of fertilizers, five plastic chairs, 11 wellington boots, 31 cutlasses, two pick axes, four watering can and three-wheel barrows as well four shovel, two spade, 24 insecticide and 24 weedicide-24
Also, Gold Fields Ghana Foundation branded items namely; school bag, water jug and exercise books were added to the items.
At the awards ceremony, Youth in Organic Horticulture Production Project (YouHoP) and Community Oil Palm Project (COPP) were present to exhibit some of their produce. These included cabbages, green pepper, carrots, spring onions, lettuce, cucumber, mushrooms and oil palm.
Fredrick Baidoo, a YouHoP farmer from Mile 10 was awarded the Municipal Best Vegetable Farmer at the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality.
Lawrence Laweh a farmer from Bompieso community won the Municipal overall best farmer.
The Foundation received a citation for their support to farmers within the municipality.