The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II, has praised the National Best Farmer for 2021, 44-year-old Alhaji Mohammed Mashud, who hails from Mion District in the Northern Region.

He said the award was for the people of Dagbon, thus urging the youth in Dagbon township and the country as a whole to emulate the achievement of the national best farmer.

“This award is for the people of Dagbon, and we call on the youth of Dagbon especially, and Ghana in general to emulate him.”

Ya-Na Abukari II made the commendation when the Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Dr Akoto Owusu Afriyie, called on him at his Gbewa Palace in Dagbon in the Northern Region yesterday. Dr Akoto Owusu Afriyie is on a week-tour of the five regions in northern Ghana, and it forms part of phase three of his annual agricultural tour across the country.

Ya-Na Abukari II assured the agriculture minister of the Dagbon Traditional Council’s readiness to work with MoFA to ensure that the government’s vision for the agriculture sector is achieved.     

He also applauded the government for its Fertiliser Improvement Policy, expressing his delights at the enormous benefit to farmers in Dagbon.

While congratulating the minister’s re-appointment, Ya-Na Abukari II lamented that northern Ghana was still lagging behind when it comes to development, noting that it was sad that a greater percentage of their