Ghana’s most preferred radio dial, Happy98.9FM has partnered
with Farmerline to embark on health walks and screening exercises to celebrate farmers on
December 3, 2021 – the day set aside for Farmers’ Day.
National Farmers’ Day is an official, annual celebration held on the first Friday of December to
recognise the contribution of farmers in Ghana, and pay respect to the farming industry.
To mark the occasion this year, Happy98.9FM and Farmerline have invited the farming
community and health enthusiasts across the country on a walk to begin from Kwame Nkrumah
Circle (Obra Spot) through to Accra Technical University; then Professor Evans Attah Mills High
Street, and end at the Accra Sports Stadium with a warm down session from California Fitness
coach Ben Sena, and a free health screening from medical personnel.
Elwoode Akuoko Mante, Programmes Manager of Happy98.9FM says the walk will be held
simultaneously across the country, with similar walks and screenings happening in the Ashanti,
Bono and Northern regions: ‘Our affiliate stations across the country will also organize separate
events as part of our activities to support farmers and in strict adherence to all COVID-19
Farmerline’s Community Engagement Manager, Elvis Blewube said the walk provides an
opportunity to show appreciation for farmers’ impact on the economy, and connect with the
farming community across the value chain. ‘By 2050, farmers will be responsible for feeding
nine billion people on the planet,’ Elvis points out.
‘Farmers’ Day is an opportunity to
acknowledge and appreciate their massive contribution to our livelihoods, whilst bringing the
community together for the betterment of their own health.’
Farmerline was launched in 2013, with operations serving 400 farmers in the Ashanti Region.
They’ve since grown to reach over one million farmers (directly & through global partners)
across 25 countries. In Ghana, the company serves farmers with high-quality fertility & seeds;
agronomic training and support; and access to market. ‘Farmerline’s ultimate goal is to create
lasting profits for farmers everywhere,’ Elvis adds.
In the Ashanti Region, the walk will start from the Heroes Park through Adum and to Nhyiaeso.
From Nhyiaeso, participants will use the Ahodwo Roundabout route and end at Heroes Park.
The walk in the Bono Region will start from Odumasi Assembly, through Kwagyiri to Ikam,
Odumasi Palace, then end at Roman Catholic.
In Tamale, the walk will start from Police Park to Bolga/Sakasaka Highway, back to Tamale main
market then to Aboabo market. From Aboabo market, the walk will end at Neesim 100.1FM
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