by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana                                    

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This year’s Farmers Day set to be observed on Friday, November 4, has not been designated as a public holiday.

A statement signed by the Interior Minister, Prosper Bani however notified the public that “the statutory Farmers Day holiday which falls on Friday, 2nd December, 2016, would be declared a public holiday appropriately.”

Farmers Day is being marked earlier than the statutory day because of the general elections which is slated for December 7.

Ghana is said to have a consumption deficit of over 550,000 metric tonnes.

This year’s commemoration has the theme: ‘Agriculture: A Business Response to Economic Growth’.

Reports suggest Ghana has a total cultivatable land area of about 14 million hectares. 7.8 million of which has been cultivated indicating there’s room to  increase the country’s Gross Domestic Growth.

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