Government Declares Friday A Public Holiday

The Ministry of the Interior has declared Friday, December 5 a statutory public holiday. The holiday has been declared to celebrate the 2014 National Farmers’ Day. This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga on behalf of the substantive Minister, Mark Owen Woyongo. The Ministry has therefore urged the general public to observe the day as such. The 30th National Farmers’ Day celebration will be under the theme: “Eat what you grow.” The National Farmers Day celebration was established by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to honour the nation’s hard working farmers. On the first Friday of every December, farmers who excel in their respect fields are awarded with certificates and other prizes. In 2013, 58-year-old Alhaji Awudu Karim from the Kasena Nankana District of the Upper East region was adjudged the National Best Farmer.